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Review: Frederick Wiseman's Vitally Important Masterwork 'At Berkeley'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 7, 2013 7:10 PM
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Over the years, veteran documentarian Frederick Wiseman has covered what sometimes feels like almost kind of institution and every aspect of life in America (and occasionally, life abroad too). "Titicut Follies," "Juvenile Court," "Zoo," "Racetrack," "Central Park," "Public Housing," "Boxing Gym," a pair of movies focusing on teen education, and many, many more, he's covered the gamut. Now, aged 83, Wiseman, like Rodney Dangerfield before him, is going Back To School...

Exclusive: Trailer For Frederick Wiseman's Epic, "Masterwork" Documentary 'At Berkeley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 11:43 AM
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While the documentary genre has grown increasingly popular over the past few years, with filmmakers imbuing their projects with the energy and feel of feature films, veteran Frederick Wiseman has maintained the approach he established all the way back in the 1960s. Choosing to observe rather than intrude, for over five decades, Wiseman has provided unique insights into a variety of subject matter ranging from psychiatric hospitals to burlesque clubs to Central Park and more. But for this next effort, the filmmaker is going back to school...

Venice Review: Frederick Wiseman's Epic College-Set Documentary 'At Berkeley'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 6, 2013 12:31 PM
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At Berkeley
Over the years, veteran documentarian Frederick Wiseman has covered what sometimes feels like almost kind of institution and every aspect of life in America (and occasionally, life abroad too). "Titicut Follies," "Juvenile Court," "Zoo," "Racetrack," "Central Park," "Public Housing," "Boxing Gym," a pair of movies focusing on teen education, and many, many more, he's covered the gamut. Now, aged 83, Wiseman, like Rodney Dangerfield before him, is going Back To School...

Watch: English Subtitled Trailer For Frederick Wiseman's 'Crazy Horse' Arrives, And Yes, It's Still NSFW

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • November 25, 2011 3:11 PM
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Watch: NSFW Trailer For Frederick Wiseman's Latest Documentary 'Crazy Horse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2011 3:51 AM
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No one takes their cabaret shows more seriously than the French -- taking off your clothes is pretty much an artform in the nation -- but documentaries about the subject seem to be few and far between. Enter master documentarian Frederick Wiseman whose unobstrusive, fly-on-the-wall approach now seems to be singular in a genre where some filmmakers have become the celebrities in their own non-fiction films. Continuing his tireless work ethic, the filmmaker is back with "Crazy Horse" and the first French trailer for the film has arrived.

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