Titicut Folllies

“Frederick Wiseman burst onto the scene in 1967 with what remains his most controversial film, a detached yet rigorous examination of the conditions at a mental health facility. Set in Massachusetts’ Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane, the film peers relentlessly at the routine humiliations enacted by the guards upon the inmates, which range from forced nudity, bullying, and tube feeding—not to mention a bizarre talent show that inspired the film’s title. Filled with unforgettable images and powerful, pointed editing,Titicut Follies is not only an artistic triumph—it exacted real social change.”–Metrograph

Preserved by the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center from original camera negatives in the Zipporah Films Collection. Photo courtesy Zipporah Films.

Read Oregon Arts Watch’s interview with Wiseman.

Special pricing:

$15 general admission
$10 Silver Screen Club Friends
Admission is free to all Silver Screen Club members at the Director level and above.

Appears in: Special Screenings

Genres: Documentary