Sag Harbor Cinema continues its celebration of the great filmmaker Frederick Wiseman and on Friday November 6, joined the national release of the director’s epic last work “City Hall,” which is now available through the Sag Harbor Cinema website.
City government touches upon almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us take for granted necessary services like sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing bureaus, recordkeeping, as well a myriad of other activities that support the citizenry. In “City Hall,” through a series of his trademark masterfully edited vignettes, Wiseman explores the inner-workings of the government of his native Boston. Headed by earnest, progressive Mayor Martin Walsh, a diverse, passionate network of public servants works to keep Boston running while grappling with pressing issues like racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homelessness.
The film is followed by a conversation between Wiseman and Mayor Walsh. For ticket information, visit sagharborcinema.org.