Director: Frederick Wiseman
USA / 2018 / 143 min
Last screened on Thu, Feb 4
Live Screening introduced by the director.
In his lead-up film to City Hall, Frederick Wiseman explores a small town in mid-America (population 1,063), illustrating how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity, and authenticity are formed, experienced, and lived alongside conflicting stereotypes. Monrovia, Indiana gives a complex and nuanced view of daily rural life and provides some understanding of a way of life whose influence and force have not always been recognized or understood in the big cities on the East and West Coasts of America, as well as in other countries.