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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, 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.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    275 min
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Venice Film Festival
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Frederick Wiseman
  • Producer
    Frederick Wiseman, Karen Konicek
  • Cinematographer
    John Davey
  • Editor
    Frederick Wiseman
  • Sound Design
    Frederick Wiseman, Christina Hunt