Ep 254: Frederick Wiseman


Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has made over 40 documentaries about institutions as varied as a mental hospital (Titicut Follies) to the American public school system (High School) to a Parisian nude cabaret (Crazy Horse). Wiseman is back with his latest work, National Gallery, already being referred to as a masterpiece. The 3-hour length film takes a look at both life in the gallery among museum-goers as well as meetings in the back offices. It’s a fascinating and engaging film as any other he’s made in past decades.

National Gallery is currently screening at the Film Forum through 11/18 in New York City and will continue to expand theatrically across the country. Check the Zipporah Films website for further details about screenings as well as how to rent or purchase other films from the catalog.

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