Essay

Attention Must Be Paid

By Rebecca Panovka

Today, Frederick Wiseman’s films play like reminders of all the mundane, uncinematic elements of daily life we’ve been missing throughout the pandemic.

Q&A

Frederick Wiseman: Q&A on City Hall

By Metrograph

The filmmaker speaks to writer/programmer Eric Hynes following a screening of his latest epic documentary, City Hall, the first of three titles in the series ”City, State, and Town: Three by Frederick Wiseman.“

Past Screening

City Hall

Directed by Frederick Wiseman

Wiseman’s latest film shows the efforts by the Boston city government, led by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, to address racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, homelessness, and support for seniors, immigrants, and veterans. Plus, a Q&A with Wiseman.

Last available Jan 27 2021

Past Screening

State Legislature

Directed by Frederick Wiseman

Wiseman’s film follows the day-to-day activities of the Idaho Legislature during an entire session, as lobbyists, lawmakers, and their constituents debate the concerns of the electorate on issues that range from school violence to the deregulation of telephone rates.

Last available Feb 3 2021

Past Screening

Monrovia, Indiana

Directed by Frederick Wiseman

A complex and nuanced exploration of a small town in mid-America (population 1,063) that illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity, and authenticity are formed, experienced, and lived alongside conflicting stereotypes.

Last available Feb 10 2021

Essay

Jackson Heights on Screen

By Laura Kern

A cinematic journey through the Queens neighborhood explored in Frederick Wiseman’s 2015 documentary, In Jackson Heights.

Interview

Frederick Wiseman

By Eric Hynes

Frederick Wiseman talks about the evolution of his 50-plus-year career.

Past Screening

In Jackson Heights

Directed by Frederick Wiseman

Wiseman’s 2015 documentary is a stirring portrait of the Queens neighborhood known to be one of the most diverse in the world.

Last available Jun 28 2020

Interview

I Am Somebody: An Interview with Madeline Anderson

By Ashley Clark

The documentarian discusses how she began her career as a Black, female filmmaker in the early 1960s.