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?

VOR:   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.

Photo © 2019 PBS/Independent Lens/Grasshopper Film

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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