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  • Domestic Violence

    2001. USA. Frederick Wiseman. 196 min.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 6:45 p.m.

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



  • Domestic Violence

    2001. USA. Directed by Frederick Wiseman. One of Wiseman’s most devastating and compassionate films, Domestic Violence centers on a Tampa, Florida, shelter for battered women and their children, and follows the police as they intervene—or find themselves powerless to intervene—in harrowing family disputes. The New Yorker critic David Denby observes, “Domestic Violence is a chronicle of victimization in which the women’s suffering is increased by their knowledge that they have been partly complicit in it…. But a termination point has been reached: the women in the shelter have left. The film is fervently devoted to the near-impossible act of walking out.” 196 min.

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