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One October (2017)

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A portrait of New York City and its people in October 2008. The film celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit and the beauty that lies in the rich cultural tapestry of a dynamic metropolis.

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Rachel Shuman
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Credited cast:
David Benson David Benson ... Himself
Helen Berger Helen Berger ... Herself
Carl Cantz Carl Cantz ... Himself
Victor Chapman Victor Chapman ... Himself
Nicole Coley Nicole Coley ... Herself
Terry Malone Terry Malone ... Himself
Stacie McLoren Stacie McLoren ... Herself
Mark Paris Mark Paris ... Himself
Clay Pigeon Clay Pigeon ... Himself
Tristan Tristan ... Himself
Robert Weisberg Robert Weisberg ... Himself
Kristen Woytowicz Kristen Woytowicz ... Herself
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"One October" is a lyrical, loving portrait of New York City and its people in October 2008. On the eve of Obama's historic election and an unprecedented economic crisis, we follow Clay Pigeon, an intrepid radio host, as he takes to the streets and delves into the preoccupations of everyday New Yorkers facing the promise and uncertainty of change. The film celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit and the beauty that lies in the rich cultural tapestry of a dynamic metropolis.

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English

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8 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fall See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Fascinating
16 June 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

I found this documentary at my local library and I'm glad I did. At only 56 mins. in length and directed by Rachel Shuman, this is a fascinating film combined with spectacular cinematography of New York City.

Shot in October of 2008, as the Great Recession was sweeping across the world and the Presidential Election between Barack Obama and John McCain was looming, WFMU radio host Clay Pigeon took to the streets to get a feel of what people were thinking and feeling at that time.

The editing of the doc, also by Shuman, was very effective as each interviewee had lots of engaging and, at times, humorous things to say about their lives and current events, as well as an underlying theme of the film of the gentrification and loss of neighborhoods in the city. These interviews are combined with colorful and haunting scenes of parades, parks, ceremonies, and just everyday street scenes.

Overall, I would highly recommend this brief and engaging film.


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