Undercity

2010 USA / Duration: 28 mins Directed by: Andrew Wonder

Most people come to New York City to see the sights, and understandably they look up. Steve Duncan, a historian and self-described urban explorer, looks down–way down–into the maze of tunnels that run beneath the city. Directed by Andrew Wonder, Undercity, is a short documentary that follows Duncan as he shows us some of the city’s secrets and introduces us to some of the peculiar characters that that lurk below the streets. Not content to explore underground, Duncan sets his sights on some hard-to-reach landmarks above–way above–ground. Before long he is carefully climbing the Wiliamsburg Bridge. It’s a thrilling tour with a high degree of exposure and serious illegality, but Duncan, a confident climber, seems to know what he is doing as he shows us the city from angles rarely before seen.
–DH

Previous Tour Stop Screenings

Location/EventDate
Mountainfilm on Tour- Houston, TXFeb 22, 2013
Houston, TXMar 31, 2012
Alta Community EnrichmentFeb 25, 2012
Vermont Law SchoolNov 10, 2011
Mountainfilm at Lincoln Center 2011Oct 21, 2011
Mountain Summit 2011Aug 25, 2011
2011 Festival Director's Award

Online Resources:

Keep Reading

The Conversation

We welcome your insights and reactions to our films and content. Please engage with us by leaving a comment. All comments will be moderated so as to avoid spam or unsuitable content being published.