Sun, May 3 at 12:45 p.m. | 1 hour | BYOB!
Clubs: Member-led conversations around books, films, etc.
In the Documentary Club we’ll watch and discuss some of the most celebrated documentaries of 2019. This will be facilitated by Scenius member Persephone Whiteside-McFadden, a documentary film producer.
The next documentary is The Hottest August: "In August of 2017, filmmaker Brett Story (The Prison in Twelve Landscapes) went to New York and asked a random assortment of citydwellers — stoop sitters, skaterats, Staten Island ex-cops, fishermen, economists, everyday folk — for their thoughts on the future. The result is a first-rate city symphony, and a rare look at Gotham from the ground up. But it’s also a loose, hodgepodge portrait of a center that can’t hold, in which everything from the effects of climate change to economic disparity to our current uncivil discourse is filtered through a collective sense of anxiety. It’s somehow life-affirming and apocalyptic at the same time. This is how the world ends, the doc suggests, not with a bang but with a resigned shrug, a softball-game scuffle and the sound of the closing subway doors."
This event is member-led.
Zoom link will be sent upon signup.