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Review: One October
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter, May 11, 2018

“A time capsule with easy, humanistic charm.”

Review: One October
This Week in New York, May 11, 2018

“3.5 subway tokens out of 4.” “Director, editor, and producer Shuman (Negotiations) has created a loving warning about the future of a city that has been undergoing major changes since October 2008.”

Review: One October
Avi Offer, The NYC Movie Guru, May 11, 2018

“…a warm, lively and provocative documentary that’s a must-see for all New Yorkers, young and old.”

U.S. Theatrical Premiere Run of “One October” Starts Today at Maysles Cinema
Harlem One Stop, May 11, 2018

“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.”

Guest Post: How I Learned to Listen to My Film as a Director and Editor
Rachel Shuman, Women and Hollywood, May 11, 2018

“Because the footage is impressionistic and poetic in form, I knew I had to cut it myself to truly realize my vision. And this time it came together quickly. All the time I had put into writing the narration had helped me shape the film. The editor in me was being led by her ‘director.’”

Interview: Rachel Shuman on Marking Time and the City in “One October”
Stephen Saito, The Moveable Fest, May 10, 2018

“That charm is infectious in ‘One October,’ which Shuman placed on a shelf for a decade to age like fine wine and emerge as a testament to both a city that’s constantly in flux and yet resolutely one of a kind as the pace of change only seems to embolden residents in what they stand for.”

Review: One October
Bobby LePrie, Film Threat, May 8, 2018

“…filmed with such exuberance that the hope that permeated the run-up to Obama’s first term explodes off the screen.”

Rachel Shuman’s Time-Capsule Doc “One October” Reveals New York of 2008 as Already History
Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice, May 8, 2018

“The election, the 2008 financial crash, the sense that the city is becoming less habitable for the non-wealthy: This is One October’s bracing context. Shuman, meanwhile, packs the short runtime with well-observed city life, capturing birders and joggers, musicians and demonstrators, a host of animals both tame and wild.”

Review: One October
Steve Kopian, Unseen Films, May 7, 2018

“Wonderful look at people, New York and America before the circus of truly deep partisan politics set the country on the road to madness.”

Edward Norton–produced documentary “One October” captures a world on the brink of change
Ruth Kinan, Entertainment Weekly, May 4, 2018

“Watching this movie in 2018, that hopelessness foreshadows the grossly unsettling political times to come.”

New York’s tapestry explored amidst hope of Obama election
Interview with Rachel Shuman

Terry Mikesell, The Columbus Dispatch, May 3, 2018

“It’s a clear-eyed love letter, one that covers the faults and sees some of the problems,” Shuman said. “It’s almost a warning cry: ‘What’s happening here? Don’t you love this part of the city, and can’t you see it’s disappearing?’”

N.J. morning radio host Clay Pigeon shines in long-unseen documentary “One October”
Jim Testa, The Jersey Journal, April 25, 2018

“The film provides a fascinating snapshot of a unique moment in history, one that comes alive thanks to the genuine curiosity, persistence, and humanity of its focal point, Pigeon.”

Rachel Shuman: Love Letter to New York
Interview with Rachel Shuman

Barbara Ann O’Leary, #DirectedbyWomen, April 19, 2018

“The hyper pace of development I was witnessing then only seems to have accelerated, so much so that it is now on the forefront of nearly every conversation about the city. And politically, it feels like we are in a different universe. But it is interesting to see how much the film foreshadows where we are today.”

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival searches for truth
Michael Shapiro, The Press Democrat, March 15, 2018

“The film is also a “love letter” to New York and an elegy for what’s being lost there.”

One October
Jeremiah Moss, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, October 26, 2017

Jeremiah Moss interviews director Rachel Shuman.

In Beacon, film festival strives to give audience a cinematic experience
John W. Barry, Poughkeepsie Journal, September 11, 2017

“The film, said Shuman, ‘has a universal message. It’s about human resiliency and how change affects us on an individual level. It’s a portrait of people, really, but it’s also a portrait of a place that’s undergoing change and it hopefully can stand in for where you live.’”

Shot in 2008, New Film Tackles Urban Change
Alison Rooney, The Highlands Current, September 10, 2017

“A celluloid time capsule of the period just before President Barack Obama’s first election victory and a particularly active period in New York City’s ever-changing landscape.”

Two Festivals Focus on Independent Films
Beth Kalet, Times Herald-Record, August 31, 2017

“Beacon Independent Film Festival, now in its fifth year, will show features, shorts and documentaries, including ‘One October’ directed by Beacon resident Rachel Shuman.”

Framingham native’s ‘One October’ to be screened at Woods Hole Film Festival
R. Scott Reedy, Wicked Local Maynard, July 26, 2017

“Filmmaker Rachel Shuman grew up in Framingham but it is New York, another city she has called home, that is the setting of her documentary “One October,” which will be screened at the 26th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival on July 29.”

Every-Thing and No-Thing in New York City
Megan Scanlon ICYMI: Stranger Than Fiction, June 22, 2017

“New York City is the embodiment of every-thing and no-thing. It defines, cultivates, creates, resists, defies, and flows with change. This push and pull, this ebb and flow, this contraction and expansion is fluidly expressed in the time capsule that is ‘One October.’”

WFMU’s Clay Pigeon • Big Sonia
Adam Schartoff Filmwax Radio, June 01, 2017

Interview with the team behind the new documentary One October, Clay Pigeon and director Rachel Shuman.

These are the Good Old Days: “One October” looks at a moment in New York
Interview with Rachel Shuman

Samantha Sanders Audiences Everywhere, May 16, 2017

“Take yourself back to 2008 for a moment. I initially remembered it as a relatively calm time—especially compared to what the country is currently experiencing. But my memory was poor (and our collective one can be just as flawed). That’s part of what makes One October so compelling… One October is a narrative time capsule, offering up the gift of hindsight that in turns feels both tellingly ominous and gleefully hopeful.”

Film Review: Round-up of the 15th IFFBoston — A Banner Year
Gerald Peary The Arts Fuse, May 6, 2017

“The probing interviews are juxtaposed with Sampliner’s breathtaking vistas of Manhattan, and all the rich material is edited by director Shuman in the most stirring, extraordinary way. It’s very rare to see a documentary so perfectly made, a jewel of formal beauty. At 56 packed minutes, One October is a small masterpiece of cinema.”

A Love Letter to New York on Film
Allan Maurer NC Flix

“It filled me with nostalgia for my years walking New York City’s endlessly fascinating streets.”

Full Frame: Review of “One October” doc film
Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan Durham Herald-Sun, April 4, 2017

“Clay Pigeon asks the right questions to get people talking, and Shuman — who is director, editor and producer — captures the city from aspects busy and slow, quiet and loud… There is wisdom and variety in every answer. …If you have an opportunity to see “One October” at Full Frame, or wherever it goes next, you should.”