Titicut Follies

Tuesday, January 17

Pre-season special! Director Frederick Wiseman in person!

8:00pm show sold-out. Second show added at 9:55pm introduced by Wiseman!

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 documentary film that tells you more than you could possibly want to know — but no more than you should know — about life behind the walls of one of those institutions where we file and forget the criminal insane… A society’s treatment of the least of its citizens — and surely these are the least of ours — is perhaps the best measure of its civilization. The repulsive reality revealed in TITICUT FOLLIES forces us to contemplate our capacity for callousness.” –Richard Schickel, Life

Digital projection

  • Country USA
  • Year 1967
  • Running Time 84 minutes
  • Director Frederick Wiseman