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Cinema Eye To Honor Doc Veteran Frederick Wiseman

Written by: FFT Webmaster | December 21st, 2011

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking announced that its 2012 Legacy Award will be presented to the landmark 1967 documentary, TITICUT FOLLIES, a stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  The controversial film was banned for decades but has served as a touchstone for the subsequent career of its filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. The film is an example of a cinema verite document that actually changed social policy.  The award will be presented on January 11, 2012 at the 5th Annual Cinema Eye Honors ceremony to be held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.  A Stranger Than Fiction screening of TITICUT FOLLIES at the IFC Center will be held the following week, on the eve of the opening of Wiseman’s latest film, CRAZY HORSE, which debuts at New York’s Film Forum on January 18, before rolling out to theaters nationwide. For more on the full roster of Cinema Eye Honorees, visit: www.cinemaeyehonors.com

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