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The Hottest August

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Future generations will ask this question: What were we doing while the planet burned? The Hottest August attempts to answer the question during one sweltering month in 2017, New York City's hottest August. A portrait of collective anxiety, the film seeks out New Yorkers from each of the boroughs recording conversations on everything but climate change: skyrocketing rents, homelessness, violence, corruption, the economy and Trump. The city's people yearn for security in an increasingly uncertain world and see threats arising from everywhere other than a warming planet.

  • Directed by Brett Story
  • 2019, Canada | USA
  • 94 minutes

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