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Titicut Follies

Not rated, 84 min. Directed by Frederick Wiseman.

REVIEWED By Kathleen Maher, Fri., July 10, 1992

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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