So we’re walking down West 12th Street today on our way to see our homeopath, and in the distance I see what at first I thought was billowing smoke. As we got closer, though, I saw that it was water spewing out from the top of a building – maybe there was a fire? But then I noticed that all the people walking along that side of the street had on raincoats and umbrellas, which seemed an unlikely coincidence seeing that the day here was mostly sunny.
No rain, no fire, but those masters of illusion, the film industry.
Unfortunately we didn’t find out what was shooting there (where is Radioman when you need him?), and didn’t stick around long enough to try and I.D. the actors. According to the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, there are 7 feature films and 14 TV shows currently filming in the city, so who knows?
As we made our way down the block, opposite the “rain”, they yelled cut and then immediately “Back to 1!” So I forced the kids to wait while they re-set, and then got some photos of the rain coming down.
Movies are so cool.