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Frederick Wiseman to be honoured with Directors’ Fortnight Carrosse d’Or

Celebrated documentarian Frederick Wiseman will be feted with the Carrosse d’Or award of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight this year, French directors guild the Société des Réalisateurs (SRF) has announced. The US, France-based filmmaker will receive the award on the opening night of the 53rd edition of the parallel section, running July...
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Cannes’ Carrosse d’Or goes to Frederick Wiseman

US documentarian Frederick Wiseman will be given the Carrosse d’Or (also known as the Golden Coach) handed out by the French Directors’ Association (SRF) at the opening ceremony of the 53rd Directors’ Fortnight, which will unspool from 7-17 July as an integral part of the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Born...
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Like saints and poets, Frederick Wiseman looks at life moment by moment

Frederick Wiseman’s latest film, “City Hall,” is a portrait of the city of Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh appears here at the Greater Boston Food Bank (Zipporah Films). These days, it’s hard to sit still. With the pandemic, its economic fallout, waves of civic unrest, not to mention a polarizing election, 2020 gave us many good reasons to be in constant search of distraction—to be twiddling our thumbs and glancing anxiously over our shoulders, all at once.
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Frederick Wiseman on City Hall, Documentaries During COVID-19, Reaching a New Audience, and His Next Films

Frederick Wiseman’s latest film, the four-and-a-half-hour documentary on Boston’s City Hall, finds him embraced by the city he calls home (when not editing in Paris) and given free rein to various departments. City Hall recently aired on PBS and is currently streaming on the organization’s website, marking a poetic full circle from Wiseman’s debut film, the Boston-set Titicut Follies, which spent more than two decades in censorship following a brief theatrical run.
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