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As part of Art House Theater Day, Frederick Wiseman’s groundbreaking and controversial 1967 documentary that was filmed at the Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Massachusetts screens. Wiseman’s landmark documentary provides a raw and candid perspective on the institutionalization of inmates in the United States. Called “a nightmare of ghoulish obscenities” by Boston Superior Court Judge Harry Kalus, whose ruling banned public screenings for over twenty years, the film documents the various ways the inmates were treated by the guards, social workers and psychiatrists.
Now, 50 years after the release of the film, a 4K scan from the original 16mm negative of the film is available in DCP for re-release. The film is followed by a prerecorded discussion between director Frederick Wiseman and Wes Anderson.