Beginning in February, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), hosts Frederick Wiseman: For the Record, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Boston native’s filmmaking debut by exhibiting his entire oeuvre over four months.
One of the seminal filmmakers of our time, Wiseman has directed, produced and edited more than 40 films. He tells stories about Western institutions and the humans who animate them, from Massachusetts’ Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Titicut Follies (1967), to a behind-the-scenes look at London’s National Gallery in National Gallery (2014), to a diverse neighborhood in Queens, New York in his most recent film, In Jackson Heights (2015).
On May 3, the MFA hosts a conversation with Wiseman, exploring his signature style, process and award-winning career as part of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lecture series.
The MFA’s Film Program is recognized as one of the country’s leading independent exhibitors of film, presenting more than 500 screenings of independent, foreign and classic films every year.