Liberty Park 140 Liberty St. New York
NY 10006 United States
A film about climate change, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety in the New York City summer. Film screenings at Liberty Park on the World Trade Center campus are presented by The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Date: Tuesday, August 20th
Venue: Liberty Park
Address: 140 Liberty St., New York, NY 10006
7:15 PM: Doors Open
7:45 PM: Live Music
8:30 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A
The Hottest August
Brett Story | USA and Canada | 95
A complex portrait of a city and its inhabitants, The Hottest August gives us a window into the collective consciousness of the present. The film’s point of departure is one city over one month: New York City, including its outer boroughs, during August 2017. It’s a month heavy with the tension of a new President, growing anxiety over everything from rising rents to marching white nationalists, and unrelenting news of either wildfires or hurricanes on every coast. The film pivots on the question of futurity: what does the future look like from where we are standing? And what if we are not all standing in the same place? The Hottest August offers a mirror onto a society on the verge of catastrophe, registering the anxieties, distractions, and survival strategies that preoccupy ordinary lives.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Rooftop Films screenings at Liberty Park are open to all ages.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions visit www.rooftopfilms.com/venues
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
No outside alcohol is permitted. Feel free to bring snacks!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your printed ticket is not required. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.