Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

The Hottest August + Q&A

Location Curzon Soho, Director Brett Story, Country USA, Canada, Duration 94, Previous Festivals & Awards SXSW Film Festival 2019, CPH-DOX 2019, Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival 2019, Hot Docs 2019, BAMcinemafest 2019, True/False Film Festival 2019 & more., Date Event has passed

“How are you feeling about the future?” Filmed in New York City over a single summer month, Brett Story’s dystopian sci-fi documentary paints a complex portrait of a city straining under the pressure of economic uncertainty, social conflict, and impending environmental disaster. Labelled as “a film about climate change, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety”, the film’s series of unpredictable encounters with New Yorkers across the city reveal a community gripped by fears for a turbulent present and an even more precarious future. Yet, amidst this climate of unease, Story finds warmth, humanity, and perhaps even some hope.

London Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with director Brett Story

Read an interview with Brett Story by Simran Hans