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Titicut Follies (1967)

Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

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Don't turn your back on this film... if you value your mind or your life.

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4 September 1992 (Australia)  »

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Screened for the cast and crew of "Shutter Island" (2010) before production began. See more »

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Patient: I need help, I just don't know where I can get it.
Doctor: Well, you'll get it here, I guess.
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Referenced in Cinemania (2002) See more »

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So good it's almost unwatchable
16 June 1999 | by (Lansdowne, Pennsylvania USA) – See all my reviews

When someone asks me "What's the best documentary you've ever seen?" I find myself in a quandary. The best documentary I've ever seen is Titicut Follies, but for the life of me I couldn't recommend it. That's because this stark portrayal of the "treatment" of the insane at a Massachusetts state asylum is terrifyingly, horribly disturbing. The documentary reflects the horror of its subject matter. Once seen, it is unforgettable. I find it difficult to take responsibility for exposing another person to this film. And that is probably the highest compliment I can pay it.


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