Tuesday March 7th, 2023
5:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Join the Women in Sustainability and Energy (WISE) community for popcorn, movie, and Q+A with Director/Producer Brett Story.
Join WISE on Tuesday, March 7th, for a screening and Director Q+A of ‘The Hottest August’, an award-winning documentary on climate change in New York City, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety.
‘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 event is part of BE-Ex’s Women in Sustainability & Energy (WISE) series, an inclusive platform for all people to learn from experienced leaders, to share knowledge, and to advance equity in the workplace.
5:45pm: Doors open
6:00pm: Brief welcome, commence movie
7:40pm: Brett Story joins for Q+A
Photo provided by thehottestaugust.com