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The Hottest August

 
 
Apr 3—Jun 18, 2020
 
 
LOCATION:

Virtual

 
ALL TICKETS:  $12
+  Q&A with Brett Story on 4/5, 3:40pm
 
 
 
 
 
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Dir. Brett Story | 2019, 94min

BAM and Grasshopper Film present a virtual theatrical engagement of Brett Story’s BAMcinemaFest hit, a funny and thoughtful study of New Yorkers—alone and together—that’s extra poignant in our current moment.

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!

Join our virtual Q&A on YouTube at 3:40pm on April 5

Q&A with Brett Story

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