Frederick Wiseman

  • Frederick Wiseman – Un couple AKA A Couple (2022)

    2021-2030DramaFranceFrederick Wiseman

    The film follows a long-term relationship between a man and a woman. The man is Leo Tolstoy. The woman is his wife, Sophia.Read More »

  • Frederick Wiseman – Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros (2023)

    Frederick Wiseman2021-2030DocumentaryUSA
    Menus Plaisirs Les Troisgros (2023)
    Menus Plaisirs Les Troisgros (2023)

    ‘Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros’, a film by Frederick Wiseman, showcases the Troisgros family restaurant, which has held 3 Michelin stars for 55 years over four generations. The film is about the artistry, ingenuity, and imagination that goes into creating and presenting meals of the highest quality. It follows Michel Troisgros, as he turns over responsibility of the restaurant to his son, César.Read More »

  • Frederick Wiseman – Ballet (1995)

    Frederick Wiseman1991-2000DocumentaryUSA
    Ballet (1995)
    Ballet (1995)

    Ballet is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman. It portrays rehearsals, choreography, performances, business transactions, and other day-to-day life of the American Ballet Theatre. Much of the footage dates from the 1992 season. It also includes scenes from the company’s European tour, namely in Greece and Copenhagen.Read More »

  • Frederick Wiseman – Domestic Violence (2001)

    Frederick Wiseman2001-2010DocumentaryUSA
    Domestic Violence (2001)
    Domestic Violence (2001)

    Domestic Violence shows the Tampa, Florida police responding to domestic violence calls and the work of The Spring, the principal shelter in Tampa for women and children. Sequences with the police include police response, intervention, and attempted resolution of domestic violence calls. Sequences at the shelter include intake interviews, individual counseling sessions, anger management training, group therapy, staff meetings, conversations among clients and between clients and staff, and school activities, therapy and counseling for children at the shelter.Read More »

  • Frederick Wiseman – Un couple AKA A Couple (2022)

    2021-2030DramaFranceFrederick Wiseman

    The film follows a long-term relationship between a man and a woman. The man is Leo Tolstoy. The woman is his wife, Sophia.Read More »

  • Frederick Wiseman – High School II (1994)

    1991-2000DocumentaryFrederick WisemanUSA

    HIGH SCHOOL II is a film about Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS), a successful alternative high school in New York’s Spanish Harlem, 85-95% of whose graduates go on to four year colleges. The film illustrates the school’s emphasis on the “Habits of Mind” program (weighing evidence; awareness of multiple points of view; seeing connections and relationships; speculating on possibilities; and assessing values.) Sequences illustrating the school’s approach to learning include: classroom activities in the humanities and sciences; family conferences; discussions of race, class, and gender; faculty meetings; disciplinary problems; sex education; conflict resolution by students; and student council meetings.Read More »

  • Frederick Wiseman – Essene (1972) (HD)

    Frederick Wiseman1971-1980DocumentaryUSA

    In contrast to the oppressive rigour of Wiseman’s earlier subjects – including High School (1968) and Basic Training (1971) – this investigation into an organised social structure is tender and serene, revolving around the activities of a Benedictine monastery. In one beautiful scene we hear a Japanese monk asking his brothers to pray for the innocents in Hiroshima; later, a plain-clothes monk heads into town to buy a potato peeler.Read More »

  • Frederick Wiseman – Welfare (1975)

    1971-1980DocumentaryDramaFrederick WisemanUSA

    : the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity must look out for your own welfare
    a : aid in the form of money or necessities for those in need
    b : an agency or program through which such aid is distributedRead More »

  • Frederick Wiseman – Canal Zone (1977)

    Frederick Wiseman1971-1980DocumentaryUSA

    CANAL ZONE is about the people who live and work in the Panama Canal Zone and shows both the operation of the Canal and the various governmental agencies — business, military, and civilian — related to the functioning of the Canal and the lives of the Americans in the zone. The film includes sequences of ships in transit, the work of special canal pilots, aspects of the civil government, work of the military, and the social, religious and recreational life of the ZoniansRead More »

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