Fascinating, if slightly dated documentary about conditions at the Bridgeport Mental Hospital. Wiseman filmed conditions in the hospital with a bare minimum of crew and equipment resulting in a devastatingly candid view of life behind the high walls of a state mental hospital for the criminally insane. The film, made in 1967, has been legally banned from public screenings until a recent court decision allowed it to be shown. (See related story on page 22.)
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