One October

Starring Clay Pigeon
Directed by Rachel Shuman

Filmed in October 2008 on the eve of Obama's historic election and an unprecedented economic crisis, the lyrical portrail 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 relationships 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 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.  Executive Produced by Edward Norton.

The film will be followed by a LIVE Skype interview with the director, Rachel Shuman.




2018 • 0 hour & 56 minutes


  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:00pm