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1969. USA. Directed by Frederick Wiseman
  • Law and Order

    1969. USA. Frederick Wiseman. 81 min.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Law and Order

    1969. USA. Directed by Frederick Wiseman. Against a backdrop of American cities riven by racial injustice and class inequality, soaring crime rates and unemployment, and a volatile mistrust of cops and judges, Wiseman made this thoughtful, measured, and often surprising film about the police department in Kansas City, Missouri. Weighing difficult questions of morality and justice, Wiseman goes beyond simplistic depictions of the police as an abusive authoritarian force. Though he does not gloss over scenes of racism and police brutality, his nuanced portrait of law enforcement also offers moments of compassion, comfort, and helplessness. 81 min.

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