CITY HALL

A fascinating, urgent portrait of democracy in action. “90-year-old documentary legend Frederick Wiseman delivers another sprawling and enlightening work at the way society is supposed to work.” – Hollywood Reporter.

Boston mayor Marty Walsh in Frederick Wiseman's CITY HALL

Starts November 13

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, record keeping, as well as a myriad of other activities that support the citizenry. In CITY HALL, through a series of his trademark masterfully edited vignettes, filmmaker Frederick 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.

Director, Producer, Editor & Sound: Frederick Wiseman. Producer: Karen Konicek. Cinematography: John Davey. Featuring Marty Walsh. 2020. 275 mins.


Price: $12.00  (50% of proceeds support The Roxie Theater)

Rental Period: 48 hours.

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