The Hottest August

Southwest Portland
Dec. 6–9, 2019
Days vary, 7:00pm
Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Directed by Brett Story
United States • 2019 • 94 mins • In English

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. (Grasshopper Film)

Post film Q&A with director Brett Story on December 7.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Dec. 6
Dec. 7
Dec. 9