Sun, May 3 at 12:45 p.m. | 1 hour | BYOB!
Clubs: Member-led conversations around books, films, etc.
The next documentary is The Hottest August, a film about climate change, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety.
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.