October 17 – 18

95 MIN

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No one has to rack their brains to come up with a long list of issues provoking anxiety in our country’s collective consciousness. Whatever their politics, Americans agree that our lives feel fairly heavy lately, weighed down by instantaneous news reports and rapid change. The Hottest August asks residents of the five boroughs of New York City, “How do you feel about the future?” The result is an impressionistic study of people of every walk of life speaking both frankly and obliquely about climate change, politics, racism, and economics. This charming but thoughtful time capsule of August 2017 posits a counterpoint to pat cultural think-pieces by focusing on subjects of every walk of life sharing candid thoughts in everyday settings. -KM