CITY HALL OPENING NOVEMBER 6TH IN JPT VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM

NOVEMBER 6 - 19

American would be a better place if everyone watched this film..Indiewire

From the Toronto International FF: 90-year-old documentary legend Frederick Wiseman delivers another sprawling and enlightening work at the way society is supposed to work.

City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us are unaware of or take for granted these necessary services such as police, fire, sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing of various professional activities, recordkeeping of birth, marriage and death as well as hundreds of other activities that support Boston residents and visitors.

City Hall, by Frederick Wiseman, shows the efforts by Boston city government to provide these services. The film also illustrates the variety of ways the city administration enters into civil discourse with the citizens of Boston. Mayor Walsh and his administration are presented addressing a number of their policy priorities which include racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homelessness. City Hall shows a city government successfully offering a wide variety of services to a diverse population.

 

Review from Hollywood Reporter when film premiered in Venice 2020. 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/city-hall-film-review-venice-2020

Review from Indiewire September 18, 2020

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/09/city-hall-review-frederick-wiseman-1234587429/

DOCUMENTARY

RELEASE DATE

2020

RUNTIME

272 min

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