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The Hottest August

 
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Nov 15—Nov 27, 2019
 
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RUN TIME: 94min
FORMAT: DCP
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Directed by Brett Story | 2019

New York Exclusive Run

How do you feel about the future? That’s the question filmmaker Brett Story (The Prison in Twelve Landscapes) posed to dozens of New York City residents—from an Afrofuturist performance artist to stoner skateboarders to Hurricane Sandy survivors—during the sweltering summer of 2017. The answers she received reveal the deep-seated insecurities and anxieties underpinning life in an era when global warming and late-stage capitalism have seemingly set us on an apocalyptic path of no return. Balancing the engaging humanity of its subjects with an eerie science-fiction dread, The Hottest August is a funny, urgent, provocative, and visually mesmerizing look into our future as seen from the perilous present. Official selection of BAMcinemaFest 2019!

11/15, 7pm: Q&A with Brett Story, moderated by filmmaker Jem Cohen (Chain, Museum Hours)
11/16, 4.30pm: Q&A with Brett Story, moderated by Ashley Clark, Senior Repertory and Specialty Film Programmer, BAM
11/16, 7pm: Q&A with Brett Story hosted by Women on Docs
11/17, 4.30pm: Q&A with Brett Story, moderated by filmmaker, activist, and musician Astra Taylor

 
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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.



 
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