Frederick Wiseman is the recipient of a 2016 Governor’s Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences! The Honorary Award is given to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.
From The Academy:
“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman – true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “The Board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November.
“From his home base in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wiseman has made one film almost every year since 1967, illuminating lives in the context of social, cultural and government institutions. He created a sensation with his first documentary feature, TITICUT FOLLIES, which went behind the scenes at Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane. The film established an unobtrusive, observational storytelling style that has strongly identified his work, from the gritty (LAW AND ORDER, PUBLIC HOUSING, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) to the uplifting (LA DANSE, NATIONAL GALLERY, IN JACKSON HEIGHTS).”
Frederick Wiseman a 2019 NYPL Library Lion HonoreeEach year, The New York Public Library honors several distinguished individuals for outstanding achievements in their respective fields of arts, culture, letters, and scholarship by naming them Library Lions.
MONROVIA, INDIANA: A Critic's Pick!The New York Times calls MONROVIA, INDIANA a 2018 Critic's Pick!
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Frederick Wiseman named Charles Eliot Norton Professor of PoetryThe first filmmaker to give a Norton Lecture at Harvard University, Frederick Wiseman will present The Search for Story, Structure, and Meaning in Documentary Film: Part I on January 29, and Part II on February 5. Lectures are free, but tickets are required.
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