WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering diversity of problems that constitute welfare: housing, unemployment, divorce, medical... See full summary »
Renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman turns his observational camera on The Spring, a Florida shelter for battered women and children. For one-hundred and ninety-six minutes, Wiseman ... See full summary »
Frederick Wiseman observes basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky in the Vietnam era. Recruits are seen receiving instructions on everything from brushing their teeth to killing enemy soldiers in hand-to-hand combat.
A fishing trip in the Aegean Sea among a sextet of friends becomes the perfect setting for a relentless contest of male dominance. Everything can spark a fierce competition; but, only one can wear the precious chevalier. Who will it be?
The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the ... See full summary »
Daily activities of the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. The cases depicted illustrate how medical expertise, availability... See full summary »
It's been almost twenty years since I've seen this on PBS one night. As with most of Wiseman's films, it's so laid back into pure observation that you have no idea that in a few seconds you're going to see one of the most evocative sex scenes ever filmed. I won't ruin it for you, but don't watch this with teenagers present. Younger children won't be affected, they won't realize what's going on, but your teenager will be scarred for life. Remember, this is a documentary about a race track!
It's too bad the Wiseman movies are so expensive to rent; a boxed set would be a welcome addition to my shelf of weird movies. And I'd love to see this one and High School again.
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