Untapped Cities is excited to host a book party on May 8th at 7 PM for the launch of Yellow Cab: A French Filmmaker’s American Dream, the English version of the best selling French book. This book is the journal of the extraordinary adventure of French filmmaker Benoit Cohen, who decided, while doing research for the screenplay of his new movie, to become a New York taxi driver. After passing his license, he spent several months roaming the five boroughs behind the wheel of a yellow cab that he rented every morning from a garage in Queens.
The book party will take place in the Untapped Cities offices in the landmarked Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea. A Q&A will take place led by Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young, with images of New York shown that Benoit filmed in his cab. Benoit will recount his experiences in pursuit of the “American dream” as well as share his “on-duty” and “off-duty” experiences of eating at some of New York’s most famous restaurants and eateries.
Born in 1969, Benoit Cohen is a French producer, filmmaker and screenwriter. He directed 6 feature films as well as many documentaries and TV series in France. His last movie, You’ll Be A Man, was a great success in US Film Festivals (39 awards) and is now on Netflix. He moved to Brooklyn with his family in 2014.
Time and Date: May 8th, 2018, 7-9 PM
Price: $15 general admission (or FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!). Insiders, please book at this link for your free tickets.
Location: 601 W. 26th Street at The Centre for Social Innovation on the 3rd floor of the Starrett-Lehigh Building.
What to know: When you enter the building, tell the security guard you are going to an event at The Centre for Social Innovation. A cash bar will be available at the event. Copies of Yellow Cab will be available for purchase from the publisher at the event or buy in advance on Amazon!