Re: Patron looking for a film

Dan Donnelly (
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 13:23:18 -0700 (PDT)


>From the 60s (1967) there's Frederick Wiseman's Titicut Follies. It documents life inside a mental institution for the criminally insane. I recall that the institution was in Massachusetts, but I could be wrong. The title is likely still available from Zipporah.

Dan Donnelly

At 01:01 PM 7/18/2000 -0700, you 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 (
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