Down in Shadowland

Down in Shadowland

Tom DiCillo’s latest and most unique movie is the movie of your dreams, if your dreams are filled with the underground world of the New York subway, full of dark and beautiful visions in which we immerse ourselves when we dream—and when we buy a subway ticket. Says DiCillo: “From my first step underground in 1976, I was fascinated by the world that existed beneath the streets of NYC. In 2009 I began carrying my video camera on the trains every day trying to capture some of these mysterious and moving human moments I was seeing. Down in Shadowland was shot over seven years. The more I shot, the more this shadowy realm of the underground came to illuminate the harsh, frenzied world of reality above ground. In this most populous and public of spaces, the film attempts to reveal intensely private human experiences that are at times humorous, emotional, and disturbing.” “Tom DiCillo has made an extraordinary film that is simultaneously meditative and exhilarating, surreal, and often heartbreakingly beautiful. Down in Shadowland is a masterpiece of keenly observed human experience that transforms the subway underground into something deeply mysterious and mystical.”—Steve Buscemi

Additional Information

U.S.A. 2017 – DCP – 71 Minutes

In English

Director, Print courtesy: Tom DiCillo