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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of veteran documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s career, Cinefamily is honored to present this master of cinéma verité’s complete works, with a four-year retrospective. The 43 film series commences with the first quarter of Wiseman’s filmography (ten films made between 1967-1976), including three newly restored 35mm prints (Titicut Follies, High School, Hospital) in their Los Angeles premieres.
“Wiseman, who studied law and was a law-school professor, doesn’t so much film institutions as discover them. He goes to a place of concentrated and focused activity—a hospital, a school, a public-assistance office, a business, a university, even an entire neighborhood—and manages to reveal the abstractions, the rules and the exercise and negotiation of power, behind the surfaces of daily life.” –Richard Brody for the New Yorker