Book Cover
Streaming video

Title Titicut Follies
Published Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), 1967
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (84 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary The film is a stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. TITICUT FOLLIES documents the various ways the inmates are treated by the guards, social workers and psychiatrists.. "TITICUT FOLLIES is a brilliant work of art..." - Robert Coles, The New Republic. "TITICUT FOLLIES is a great work, a near-masterpiece not just of the documentary form, but of moviemaking in any category. It's a film that transcends the time and place of its manufacture, and it should be seen not just by documentarians and film students but by anyone interested in the movies as a medium capable of powerfully presenting the human condition." - Ray Greene, Village View
Analysis Health & Wellness
Notes Title from title frames
In Process Record
Event Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1967
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Criminal justice, Administration of.
Genre/Form North American Studies
Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) (Firm), distributor
Kanopy (Firm), distributor