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Frederick Wiseman’s CITY HALL

STREAMING in our Virtual Screening Room starting Friday, November 6th at 10 AM.

Public $12 | Members $10

“I made CITY HALL to illustrate why government is necessary for people to successfully live together. CITY HALL shows a city government offering a wide variety of important and necessary services to a major American city whose population exemplifies the history of diversity of America. The Boston city government is designed and strives to offer these services in a manner consistent with the Constitution and democratic norms.” – Frederick Wiseman

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. (2020, USA, 272 min, English | dir. Frederick Wiseman)

Click HERE to view a discussion on the film City Hall with Frederick Wiseman, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr, hosted by our friends at Coolidge Corner Theatre!

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