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Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Runtime:272 minutes
Director:Frederick Wiseman
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA


"Constitutes a love letter to civic governance, and the notion of democracy, at a time when public discourse seethes with scorn for urban life." —Wall Street Journal

"Even in a filmography with more than its fair share of impressive achievements, it deserves consideration as one of Wiseman's greatest." —

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, record keeping of birth, marriage and death as well as hundreds of other activities that support Boston residents and visitors. City Hall 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 the homeless. City Hall shows a city government offering a wide variety of services to a diverse population.

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