Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tired Feet, Tired Brain --- Day 7/225

Walk: Cinema Club (The World Before Your Feet), Japantown
Distance: 2.2 miles, Yoga

Walker and New York lover Ciwt really, really wanted to love The World Before Your Feet, her Cinema Club's selection this morning. It is a charming documentary about Matt Green, a man who has spent the last 6 years walking all the streets of all five boroughs of New York City. (He estimates he has another year or two to go before accomplishing his goal). 

And she did love it for maybe 45 minutes.  Probably longer than viewers who don't appreciate lengthy walks and certainly longer than those who are not interested in the Apple. But after that stretch even Ciwt got a little restless and needed to work to stay attentive.  The little recognized, non-Manhattan neighborhoods kind of went on and on, and Matt's little personal foci like store names that ended with 'z' (eg, Hair Kutz) and scattered  9/11 memorials were too long. The visuals weren't held together with tension or drama so Ciwt started to feel like she was watching someone's personal Instagram page.  One of her friends commented "This would make a great 10 minute movie," and, grudgingly, Ciwt wouldn't entirely disagree. 

That said, if you love walking, love New York City and love just sort of passing time visually as you go along, definitely see The World Before Your Feet  if it comes your way - and by all means walk to your theater if you can.   

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