One October


Somerville Theatre - Screen 2 Sun, Apr 30, 2017 12:45 PM
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Premiere Status:New England Premiere
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Director:Rachel Shuman
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In October 2008, during the last days of Barack Obama's first bid for the presidency and the country's worst economic disaster since the Great Depression, WFMU radio reporter Clay Pigeon takes to the streets of New York to talk to people about their lives, their dreams, and their relationship with a transforming city. As part of what he calls a "radio experiment," this transplanted Iowan roams the streets bearing a handheld recorder and a kindly probing nature: "Has he popped the question?" "When did you become a woman?" "When is the last time you've had a regular roof over your head?" "Do you love America?" 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.

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Screening Supported by:
The DocYard