By showing the modern world as it is, Wiseman does his part to improve it; he’s a great filmmaker and a pretty good citizen, too.
— A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club
Art House Theatre Day: Titicut Follies
Art House Theater Day celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community.
Join us to celebrate Art House Theater Day with a special screening of Titicut Follies, the groundbreaking debut feature from Frederick Wiseman, a filmmaker who has been called “one of the most important and original filmmakers working today.” We will also have a poster sale of all the memorable films we’ve shown over the past year from 1 – 6:30pm.
Special introduction by David Whiteman.
Director: Frederick Wiseman
Wiseman began work on Titicut Follies after visiting the Bridgewater State Prison for the Criminally Insane. Capturing the interactions of doctors, patients and guards, Titicut Follies is a striking examination of the power dynamics and social contracts that shape American institutions.
David Whiteman is a former professor of political science and documentary, who has conducted extensive research on the relationship non-fiction film and activism. In 2005 he received a grant to research the impact of activist documentary.