The Hottest August
First screened in November 2019
Director: Brett Story. Documentary about the thoughts, feelings, and anxieties of contemporary New Yorkers. Twitter Capsule:
Decent eye. But was the pitch "random New Yorkers offer their thoughts"? Which are worthwhile because New York?
Barely feels New York-specific. Casts a wide net, so the climate hook is fitful. A fine watch but too little focus, rationale, or coherence.