Dir. Frederick Wiseman | 2020 | NR | 272 min
USA | in English.
“Just as Wiseman’s 2018 portrait ‘Ex Libris — The New York Public Library’ served as a de facto repudiation of leaders who reject intellectual discernment, ‘City Hall’ assails the corruption of American democracy by hovering within the sophisticated efforts on the other end of the equation. It’s an understatement to say that Wiseman — who edits his own material — doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Exhilarating and exasperating in equal measures, “City Hall” coheres into a rich tapestry of Boston in argument with itself.” Eric Kohn, Indie Wire