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.
Dir. Jay Giampietro
Upsets abound when a movie-obsessed firefighter hosts an Oscars-viewing party.
Q&A with filmmakers Brett Story and Jay Giampietro
General Admission: $20
Peter Jay Sharp Building – BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11217 USA