"A mesmerizing, meditative work of art" - Variety

"The Hottest August swiftly becomes an untimely archive of a lost world; the present is rendered historical, playing out in the shadow of a fate unknown.” - Art Forum Magazine

"One of the more trenchant New York-set films of recent memory... an essayistic documentary made in the intellectually vagrant spirit of Chris Marker" - Slant Magazine

Atmospheric filmmaking at its best” - Modern Times

The 10 Best Documentaries of 2019 - Paste Magazine

9 Under the Radar Films Not to Miss This Year - Vox

Brett Story is named One of Ten Filmmakers to Watch - Variety

Begrudging Optimism and Much Gloom - Frieze

Dreaming an altered future at True/False 2019 - Sight & Sound

The Warmth of Humanity Illuminates Brett Story’s Cool Portrait of the Future “The Hottest August” - Moveable Fest


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