Dir. Frederick Wiseman, 1968)
Wiseman’s austere second doc continues his rejection of commentary and music with the aim of achieving more honest reportage. One of his most telling pictures, it scrutinizes the American Dream in the making. The image of the school that emerges is of a factory for producing expendable young bodies to be sent to Vietnam. Plus ca change!
Sat., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2010