Film

The Hottest August + Best Picture

 
NY PREMIERE
 
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
  • 4:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 101min
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+  Q&A with filmmakers Brett Story and Jay Giampietro
 
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Part of Film series BAMcinemaFest 2019
Directed by Brett Story | 2019

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—ranging 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 look into our future as seen from the perilous present.

 
Best Picture

Dir. Jay Giampietro
2019, 7min

 

Upsets abound when a movie-obsessed firefighter hosts an Oscars-viewing party.

Q&A with filmmakers Brett Story and Jay Giampietro

 
 
 
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