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In This Climate: Brett Story Selects

 
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Nov 12—Nov 14, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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In this climate, what images are necessary? And what might catastrophe want of cinema, anyway? As the capitalist fantasy of resource scarcity finds reinforcement in the crisis of ecological collapse, might our art leave clues for those future generations seeking explanation? From colonial plunder to collective melancholy, from nihilistic hedonism to airplanes full of fish, the films in this program expand our notions of both “climate” and “crisis” in order to provoke urgent questions about how we live now, and might live later.—Brett Story, series programmer


 
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Brett Story

Brett Story is an award-winning filmmaker and writer based in Toronto. Her 2016 film, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, screened internationally and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. The Hottest August is her third documentary feature and screens exclusively at BAM Nov 15—21.



 
PAST EVENTS
Children of Men
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Children of Men
 

Alfonso Cuaron’s stunning, all-too-real vision of societal collapse.

Tue, Nov 12, 2019
 
 
Darwin's Nightmare
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Darwin’s Nightmare
 

A powerful look at a Tanzanian community devastated by the ravages of global capitalism.

Wed, Nov 13, 2019
 
 
Swarm Season
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Swarm Season
 

Beekeeping, volcanic eruptions, and the colonization of Mars collide in a cosmic reverie.

Thu, Nov 14, 2019
 
 
Pearl Button
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The Pearl Button
 

Patricio Guzmán’s mesmeric meditation on the alien landscapes of Chile and the secrets within.

Thu, Nov 14, 2019
 
 
The Hottest August
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The Hottest August
 

An urgent look into our apocalyptic future as seen from the perilous present.

Nov 15—Nov 27, 2019
NEW RELEASE