Filmed in October 2008 on the eve of Obama’s historic election and an unprecedented economic crisis, this lyrical portrait of New York City follows WFMU radio reporter Clay Pigeon as he takes to the streets to talk to fellow New Yorkers about their lives, their dreams, and their relationship with the city. These revealing interviews are woven between vivid scenes of New York’s eccentric byways, which together reveal a city—and a nation—at a crossroads.
The film first premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
This screening of the film at the Rubin Museum on Wednesday November 8th, 2017 at 7pm will be accompanied by a live score, composed by Paul Brill, and followed by a talk back with Brill, director Rachel Shuman and radio reporter Clay Pigeon.
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Additionally, the film will be screening Saturday Nov. 11th at 2017 Fairhope Film Festival for those in the Alabama area.
Rachel Shuman (director, editor, producer) is a documentary filmmaker and editor who has worked in New York City for twenty years. Her directorial debut, Negotiations. premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. She Directed Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum, which aired on PBS and is now on view at the museum. Her editing credits include various independent documentaries and nonfiction television, and she is proud to be a board member of the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship. Originally from Boston, Rachel received a BFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2004.