Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Drunk Projectionist, Episode 4

The Drunk Projectionist is my film podcast. In Episode 4, I interview Frederick Wiseman. As a law professor in the 1960s, Wiseman took his classes on tours of the State Prison for the Criminally Insane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

When he quit teaching to pursue filmmaking, Wiseman got permission to take a camera and microphone inside Bridgewater. He spent weeks there documenting the lives of prisoners, guards and psychiatrists. The result is "Titicut Follies," a film that is widely considered essential viewing for documentary film lovers. Listen and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher.