Is this our last chance?
The Hottest August

Salt Beyoğlu

December 7, 2019 19.30

Thehottestaugust 2019 <i>The Hottest August</i> [En Sıcak Ağustos] (2019) filminden bir kare ©Walking Productions
Still from The Hottest August (2019) ©Walking Productions
Walk-in Cinema

The Hottest August (2019)
Director: Brett Story
94 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

A film about climate change, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety, The Hottest August takes place in one city over one month: New York City, including its outer boroughs, during August 2017. It’s a month heavy with the tension of a new president, increasing concerns over everything from rising rents to marching white nationalists, and unrelenting news of either wildfires or hurricanes on every coast.

The 2019 documentary pivots on the question of futurity: “What does the future look like from where we are standing? And what if we are not all standing in the same place?” The Hottest August offers a look onto a society on the verge of catastrophe, registering the anxieties, distractions, and survival strategies that preoccupy ordinary lives.

*Published last June, a research by social scientists from Durham University and Lancaster University shows: The US military is one of the largest climate polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more CO2e (carbon-dioxide equivalent) than most countries.

The public screening is free. Reservations are not accepted.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.