The Hottest August: Virtual Cinema
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Tickets are $12, Streaming Available Now: https://grasshopperfilm.vhx.tv/products/epsilon-spires-presents-the-hottest-augus
How do you feel about the future? That’s the question filmmaker Brett Story (The Prison in Twelve Landscapes) posed to dozens of New York City residents—from an Afrofuturist performance artist to stoner skateboarders to Hurricane Sandy survivors—during the sweltering summer of 2017. The answers she received reveal the deep-seated insecurities and anxieties underpinning life in an era when global warming and late-stage capitalism have seemingly set us on an apocalyptic path of no return.
Balancing the engaging humanity of its subjects with an eerie science-fiction dread, The Hottest August is a funny, urgent, provocative, and visually mesmerizing look into our future as seen from the perilous present. A Climate Change documentary that points the camera not at the melting ice caps, but at ourselves as a window into this historical moment – a porthole, perhaps, from a sinking ship - from which the audience occupies the role of a fisherman from the future diving for clues that will prevent our collective demise.
“One of the Ten Best Films of the Year. A documentary about climate change like you’ve never seen before.”
— Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
“Critic’s Pick! Fascinating. A cinematic gift... an intellectual challenge and an emotional adventure.”
— Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
Our new online screenings are an effort for us to stay connected while social-distancing and enjoy innovative films together while we are temporarily closed. The cost of each online ticket sold will be split between Grasshopper Films and Epsilon Spires, Each rental will directly help our venue survive through these challenging times.
♥ Much gratitude to the filmmakers for their partnership, and to you, our community, for your continued support ♥