'Drivers Wanted' is a new documentary film that offers an intimate look at the lives of New York taxi drivers and a fascinating peak behind the scenes at a typical Queens taxi garage.
The New York Times says:
"There’s an authenticity to "Drivers Wanted" that seems so true and tough that it overwhelms any standard immigrants-up-from-their-bootstraps theme."
Please join me and some of the city's finest taxi drivers for the one and only Berlin screening of this fine, 1-hour film on Thursday, March 7 at 21:00 at Z-Bar, Bergstrasse 2, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Check out the trailer here: http://www.driverswantedfilm.com/
RSVP here: https://www.facebook...50967668260312/
Tickets: 5 Euros/ 3 Euros
ABOUT DRIVERS WANTED
The New York street system consists of 6174 miles of mostly asphalt roads and legend has it that a real yellow cab driver knows this jungle like the back of his hand. The filmmakers Jean Tsien and Joshua Weinstein mixed with the colourful community of drivers, mechanics and office clerks working for a long-established taxi company in Queens to document that the original ideal of the common man’s Big Apple is still very much alive and present in this slightly seedy enterprise. They avoided the trap of producing a simple assertion of an idyllic or even paradisiacal situation, opting instead for a highly enjoyable demonstration of that unspectacular and delightful feeling described by Hemingway when he remembered an encounter with some craftsmen during a stay in Paris in the 1920s: “It was easier to think if I was walking and doing something or seeing people doing something that they understood.“ What’s left? The certainty that it can’t hurt to feel grateful for little things occasionally. – Ralph Eue (DOK Leipzig Programmer)
** NOTE: The film is in English without subtitles.