Titicut Follies

"Very Good"

Titicut Follies Review


One of cinema's most notorious movies, Titicut Follies was shot inside a Massachusetts federal correctional institute for the mentally insane, capturing the deplorable conditions of its facility and unbelievably poor mental health of its residents. Patients who should ostensibly be being cured are instead being force-fed, beaten, and left naked and raving in empty cells. The film was quickly banned; the only way to see it is via underground (read: Internet) means. Graphic and deeply disturbing, this grainy black & white work isn't for everyone, but Frederick Wiseman's insights into the cold truth of the crazy-folk prison system is one film that any fan of film and history truly needs to seek out.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 84 mins

In Theaters: Friday 4th September 1992

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 6

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Producer: Frederick Wiseman

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