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Frederick Wiseman’s Communities

Oct 19 — Oct 25, 2018

Frederick Wiseman’s new film, Monrovia, Indiana, is the latest installment in a small but formidable subset of the great filmmaker’s oeuvre. While best known for chronicling physically discrete institutions from the inside out, occasionally he has taken a similar approach to entire communities, exploring the lives, jobs, professional and personal relationships, and the complex civic and class interconnectedness of neighborhoods and areas. This series includes the films Belfast, Maine; Aspen; Canal Zone; and In Jackson Heights and culminates in an evening with Wiseman, in anticipation of the theatrical release of Monrovia, Indiana at Film Forum.