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 Awarded Honorary Oscar
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.”
IN JACKSON HEIGHTS is now available!
Frederick Wiseman’s award-winning documentary, IN JACKSON HEIGHTS, about the most diverse neighborhood in New York, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray!
DVDs will begin shipping on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Frederick Wiseman's New York series available for bookingsFrederick Wiseman's forthcoming documentary IN JACKSON HEIGHTS is his eighth filmed in New York City. Learn more about his other films available for screenings:
Frederick Wiseman's Community series available for bookingsIN JACKSON HEIGHTS is Frederick Wiseman's third in a trilogy on communities. Read more about his community films ASPEN and BELFAST, MAINE.
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