City Hall

Premiered December 22, 2020

CITY HALL, a film by Frederick Wiseman, delves into the workings of a city government.

City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. Watch a preview for CITY HALL, a film by Frederick Wiseman, that illustrates the variety of ways the Boston city administration can enter into civil discourse with its citizens. We see Mayor Walsh and his administration address policy priorities such as racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homelessness.

CITY HALL - Produced by Puritan Films, LLC in association with PBS, WGBH, and Independent Television Service (ITVS). Funding for this program was provided by: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, …

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Excerpt from an Interview in which filmmaker Frederick Wiseman discusses making CITY HALL:

“I had always wanted to do a film about a City Hall. I sent a letter to the mayors of number of cities, and the only response I got was from Joyce Linehan in the Boston mayor’s office. Having had a home in Cambridge for 60 years, I was thrilled with the opportunity to work in Boston. I spent 10 weeks filming, and tried to show as many diverse activities that were related to City Hall as I could.

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