City Hall

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Showings

Digital Screening Room Fri, Nov 13 - Thu, Dec 3
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$9.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Documentary
Culture & Society
Politics
Release Year:2020
Runtime:275 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Zipporah Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7oRNoSDO7M
Cast/Crew
Director:Frederick Wiseman
Producer:Frederick Wiseman
Karen Konicek
Cinematographer:John Davey
Editor:Frederick Wiseman
Filmography:Titicut Follies (1967)
Hospital (1970)
Sinai Field Mission (1978)
Missile (1988)
Ballet (1995)
La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet (2009)
Boxing Gym (2010)
At Berkeley (2013)
National Gallery (2014)

Description

NOW SHOWING IN MSP FILM'S VIRTUAL CINEMA

Your ticket purchase directly benefits MSP Film Society during these challenging times, thank you!

Reserve your ticket and start watching Friday, November 13. You will have 48 hours to complete once you begin watching.


In celebration of the opening of Frederick Wiseman’s 45th film, City Hall, we’re presenting a series of three Wiseman classics – Ballet (1995); Hospital (1974); Sinai Field Mission (1978) – available on successive Wednesdays beginning October 28, accompanied by conversations between Wiseman and other Oscar-winning filmmakers (Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Free Solo), Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp), and Errol Morris (The Fog of War), respectively).

About the Film

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.


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