One October

One October

Director: Rachel Shuman

2017, 56 minutes

 

Program Notes

ONE OCTOBER is a lyrical time capsule that offers a window into the shifting heart of New York City. Filmed entirely in October of 2008, a time when gentrification is rapidly displacing the working and middle classes, Wall Street is plummeting, and Senator Obama is making his first presidential bid, the story begins with Clay Pigeon, an intrepid radio host who takes to the streets of New York City to talk to everyday citizens who are facing the uncertainty of change.

Nuanced, cinematic, and often humorous, ONE OCTOBER charts the chasm between one’s desires and one’s means, explores the urgent need to conserve the old amid the glorification of the new, and affirms the notion that a varied streetscape is essential to the health of a dynamic metropolis. Seen from our current vantage point, the film is also a remarkable time capsule that foreshadows the roiling political upheaval spreading across the country today.

 

Presented as part of the Neighborhood Design Center’s Reverberations: The Roots and Relevance of Community Design conference. Details about NDC and the conference can be found here.


Screenings of One October

Fri 6/8/2018
7:00 PM  Parkway 1   BUY TICKETS
You may also purchase tickets in person at the SNF Parkway Theatre during regular business hours (5 W. North Ave.)

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