TITICUT FOLLIES (50th anniversary!)

TITICUT FOLLIES (50th anniversary!)

Director: Frederick Wiseman

1967, USA, 84 minutes, DCP

 

Distributor: Zipporah Films

Program Notes

Frederick Wiseman’s groundbreaking and controversial 1967 documentary, TITICUT FOLLIES, was filmed at the Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Massachusetts. 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.
 
This Screening is part of Art House Theatre Day, a worldwide celebration
Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium.
 
In recent decades, a colorful constellation of art houses has emerged across the globe. This art house movement has nurtured a flourishing ecosystem of adventurous audiences, independent productions, and an incredible diversity of original filmmaking. Art House Theater Day is a worldwide celebration in honor of this movement, a day to celebrate cinemas that stand the test of time and the tremendous film culture that art house theaters promote.
 
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