Wiseman on DVD

You kids like those art-house documentary films?  Well then, you’ll be heartened to know that Frederick Wiseman’s  formerly all-but-impossible to obtain flicks are at long last available in reasonably priced DVD format through his site, Zipporah Flims.  As much as I appreciate the pioneering work of the Maysles brothers, along with Ulrich Seidl’s starkly declensionist experiments, and, of course, the oft-maligned but brilliant télévision vérité of John Langley, somehow it always comes back to Wiseman, the master.  There are countless ways to read Titticut Follies, but don’t stop there.

Memento mori.