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The Hottest August - with Director Brett Story in Person

When: Friday, November 8, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to all

Contact: Block Museum of Art   847.491.4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Fine Arts


New Docs
Friday, November 8, 7 PM

The Hottest August
(Brett Story, 2019, USA, DCP, 94 min)

Brett Story’s newest film is billed as “a film about climate change, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety.” The Hottest August offers snapshot of the state of the country in August 2017 as viewed by residents of New York City. What are people worried about (rising rents, a still-new president, wildfires on the west coast, hurricanes on the east coast) and what do they see for the future? As the city swelters, Story weaves the people and places of NYC and its boroughs into a larger picture of a society buffeted from one crisis to the next, capped by the persistent threats brought on by climate change.

In person: filmmaker Brett Story

Co-presented with Humanities On the MAP, sponsored by the School of Communication and the MFA in Documentary Media

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