Art House Theater Day: Titicut Follies
Sunday Sep 24 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Directed by Frederick Wiseman. USA. 1967. Black and white. 84 mins.
See a brand new 4K restoration of this landmark documentary, which turns 50 this year, along with bonus content. Titicut Follies was the first film to be banned in America for a reasons other than obscenity or national security. In 1966, Frederick Wiseman was granted unprecedented access to the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Mass. The result is a stark and graphic portrayal of the facility’s conditions and the relationships between inmates, guards and doctors. He captured strip searches, an encounter between a psychiatrist and a pedophile, and an uncomfortable force feeding to produce a haunting portrait of the daily assaults of power against the powerless.
BONUS: The screening includes never-before-seen trial footage and a special pre-recorded conversation between Wiseman (who received an honorary Oscar in 2016) and director Wes Anderson.
Read the New York Times review.
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