Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Drivers Wanted (2012)

Fascinating observational documentary about a NYC taxi garage, following a group of drivers as they tell their stories and how they came to drive cabs. 

The director rides around with some of the drivers, filming from the front seat, which lends a real sense of immediacy. The drivers themselves are an interesting group. One driver has the distinction of being NYC's oldest cabbie, working since 1939. Another, on his first night on the job, struggles with directions and a malfunctioning fare box. 

Perhaps most interesting of all is the cab company's owner and dispatcher, who oversees his team of current drivers while also recruiting new ones, keeping order and taking care of various emergencies with a good sense of humor. 

Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein. Here's the trailer:

DRIVERS WANTED (Teaser) from Joshua Z Weinstein on Vimeo.

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