Frederick Wiseman is the recipient of a 2016 Governor’s Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences! The Honorary Award is given to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.
From The Academy:
“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman – true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “The Board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November.
“From his home base in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wiseman has made one film almost every year since 1967, illuminating lives in the context of social, cultural and government institutions. He created a sensation with his first documentary feature, TITICUT FOLLIES, which went behind the scenes at Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane. The film established an unobtrusive, observational storytelling style that has strongly identified his work, from the gritty (LAW AND ORDER, PUBLIC HOUSING, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) to the uplifting (LA DANSE, NATIONAL GALLERY, IN JACKSON HEIGHTS).”
Frederick Wiseman named Charles Eliot Norton Professor of PoetryThe first filmmaker to give a Norton Lecture at Harvard University, Frederick Wiseman will present The Search for Story, Structure, and Meaning in Documentary Film: Part I on January 29, and Part II on February 5. Lectures are free, but tickets are required.
EX LIBRIS Nominated for an IFP Gotham Award!
The Official Trailer is here!
TITICUT FOLLIES at Art House Theater DayCelebrate your local independent cinema at Art House Day on September 24. Theaters around the country are screening Frederick Wiseman's first film, TITICUT FOLLIES, and a conversation between Wiseman and Wes Anderson. For locations, click here.
EX LIBRIS - The New York Public Library in Competition at 74th Venice Film FestivalWe're thrilled to announce Frederick Wiseman's 41st documentary will premiere worldwide at the Venice Film Festival.
EX LIBRIS - The New York Public Library at TIFFFrederick Wiseman's new documentary, EX LIBRIS, premieres in North America at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Frederick Wiseman's "Frederick Wiseman's next instant classic" - IndieWire
EX LIBRIS - The New York Public Library Has World Theatrical Premiere Wednesday, September 13 at Film Forum
Frederick Wiseman Receives Honorary Oscar®
Upcomings Events & Lectures
Saturday February 3 to Friday March 2, 2018
Fort Collins, CO
Sunday April 8, 2018
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