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High School

PBS Premiere: August 28, 2001

Synopsis

Remember high school? Renowned filmmaker Frederick Wiseman's classic documentary High School renders this nearly universal American experience in unforgettable terms. Cited by the Library of Congress as a National Treasure, this 1968 film is both a document of the times and a statement of the ways in which school is used by one generation to pass its values on to the next. A POV Classics presentation, featuring premieres of landmark documentaries from the past which illuminate contemporary issues.

 

TAGS: 1968, cinema verite, direct cinema, philadelphia, youth

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Film Information

High School (84 min.)

Premiere Date: August 28, 2001

Filmmaker: Frederick Wiseman Bio | Interview

Filmmaker

Frederick Wiseman
Frederick Wiseman
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Critical Acclaim

As a expression of existential exhaustion and despair, the landscape of High School is as eloquent as any dreamed up by Camus or Sartre.”

— Steven Vineberg
The New York Times

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