Documentarian Frederick Wiseman - Expanded Audio

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Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Frederick Wiseman at KBOO with Jenn Chavez
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Frederick Wiseman in Portland at the Northwest Film Center, 2016
A longer conversation with Frederick Wiseman about his adventures in documentary filmmaking


In this extended version of our interview with attorney turned filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, Jenn Chavez asks Mr Wiseman about the subjects that inspire him, his detached style of filmmaking, and his success in producing and distributing films outside the studio system.

Mr Wiseman's half-century of documentaries have offered audiences intimate views of institutions and communities, from state legislatures to boxing gyms to public housing and schools.  His first film Titicut Follies (1967) documented abuses in the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater and led to sweeping reforms in mental hospitals.


The original broadcast version of this episode can be found at this link.

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