The Hottest August
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The Hottest August

Brett Story
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Fri Oct 18 6:45 PM

Verona 2
General Admission
October
Fri Oct 18

Sat Oct 26

The Hottest August is a fascinating attempt to answer future generations, when one day they come to us and ask ‘what were you doing while the planet burned?’ With a nod to Jean Rouche's seminal vérité documentary Chronicle of a Summer, director Brett Story focuses her observational lens on New York City and its outer boroughs for the month of August 2017. It’s a month heavy with the tension of a new President and growing anxiety over everything from rising rents to marching neo-Nazis. Offering a mirror of a society on the verge of catastrophe, The Hottest August is a powerful and thoughtful meditation on the fragile relationship between the individual and society, in an era of economic crisis and global warming. 

"A mesmerizing, meditative work of art" - Variety

"One of the more trenchant New York-set films of recent memory... an essayistic documentary made in the intellectually vagrant spirit of Chris Marker" - Slant Magazine

October
Fri Oct 18

Sat Oct 26

Verona 2

17 Oxford St Paddington, New South Wales, 2021