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City Hall Unclassified 15+

Director: Frederick Wiseman
Country: USA (2020)
Language: English
Genre: Documentary Themes: Auteur, Political

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Veteran filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (Monrovia, Indiana, MIFF 2019; Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, MIFF 2018) offers a fascinating longform insight into the dramas, frustrations and triumphs of local government.

For the Boston City Council and its charismatic leader, Mayor Marty Walsh, the work never stops. Whether it’s to hear audacious appeals from parking-fine recipients, officiate a joyful same-sex wedding, or negotiate a dispute between would-be cannabis vendors and reluctant residents, nearly all aspects of daily life fall under their umbrella.

One of 2020’s most critically lauded films, this expansive yet intricate collage continues its 91-year-old director’s lifelong devotion to investigating American public institutions, as always foregrounding the humans – and humanity – that keep things ticking along behind the scenes. Clear-eyed about the things that need to change and full of optimism for the future, City Hall is sure to restore your faith in the potential of political office to make the world a better place.

“Beautifully expansive … [Wiseman] is a wonderful storyteller, a master at locating tension, emotion and drama between the lines of everyday existence.” – Los Angeles Times

In Cinema

Sun 08 Aug 10:00 am [11131]
City Hall (275 mins)
Forum
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Thu 12 Aug 3:45 pm [17350]
City Hall (275 mins)
Kino 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
This session is bookable on a pass

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Featured Subject
Marty Walsh
Director
Frederick Wiseman
Producers
Frederick Wiseman, Karen Konicek
Cinematographer
John Davey
Editor
Frederick Wiseman
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: The Party Film Sales

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