Re: Patron looking for a film

Cara Slavens (
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 13:11:25 -0700 (PDT)

Possibly "Titicut Follies" (1970) by Frederick Wiseman, who also did "High
School", "High School II" and "Hospital." Here's synopsis :

Wiseman's first documentary about life behind the walls of
a state prison hospital (Bridgewater, Mass.) showing the
daily life of men and their talent show. A social document
which condemns society for inhuman treatment of those
judged criminally insane.

We got our copy from Zipporah Films.


Cara Slavens Phone : 734-764-5361
Film & Video Library
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University of Michigan
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On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Jim Scholtz wrote:

> HI Group, I have a patron looking for a 16mm film depicting
> events/patients in a psychiatric hospital - insane asylum, possibly located
> in MA. Professionally done by a main-stream documentary producer in the
> 1970's. Possibly the title began with ...Asylum. Any help with the title,
> producer, etc. would be helpful. Apparently, it was released for
> professional use but also shown in theaters (probably not in 16mm form).
> The patron thinks that the same producer did one on high school. both
> titles were done in cinema verite(sp). Thanks for any suggestions.
> Jim Scholtz (