City Hall

You can order a virtual screening of City Hall for just $12, after which you’ll have five days to watch the film, all in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.

With each screening of City Hall purchased during this period, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and mTuckman Media—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.

Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.

About City Hall:

2020. 275 m. Frederick Wiseman. mTuckman Media/Zipporah Films. US. English. NR.

City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us are unaware of or take for granted the necessary services local governments provide, such as police, fire, sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing of various professional activities, recordkeeping of birth, marriage, and death, as well as hundreds of other activities that support Boston residents and visitors. City Hall, by Frederick Wiseman, shows the efforts by Boston city government to provide these services. The film also illustrates the variety of ways the city administration enters into civil discourse with the citizens of Boston, while Mayor Martin J. Walsh and his administration address a number of their policy priorities including racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homelessness. City Hall shows a city government successfully offering a wide variety of services to a diverse population.

A pre-recorded conversation between Frederick Wiseman and Boston’s mayor, Marty Walsh, will be included in each virtual screening purchase!

Order a virtual screening of City Hall!

  • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link. You will first need to register on this site with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password. Signing up is totally free.
  • This film can be viewed on a television (by mirroring a mobile device to your television set), a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android), and/or a computer (by clicking on the link in the confirmation email).
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