Titicut FolliesN/C 15+
- Dates Showing:
- Tuesday 18 September
Cinéma vérité master Frederick Wiseman made his documentary debut with this landmark study of conditions that existed during the mid-60s at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane in Massachusetts. Wiseman goes behind the walls to show stark and graphic images exposing the treatment of inmates by guards, social workers, and psychiatrists. Made in 1967, the film was subjected to a worldwide ban until 1992 because the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that it was an invasion of inmate privacy.
‘... the mind does not dwell on the hospital’s ancient and even laughable physical plant, or its pitiable social atmosphere. What sticks, what really hurts is the sight of human life made cheap and betrayed... A brilliant work of art.’ Robert Coles, The New Republic
Please note this film will now screen at 21.05 and not 20.45 as stated in the GFT September brochure.
- Frederick Wiseman
- Running Time:
- 1h 24m