Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman: Meat

Presented in partnership with the USC Roski School of Fine Arts MFA Program


Award-winning documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has created a body of work that offers a grand panorama of American life, studying human and institutional behavior in all their contradictory and unpredictable manifestations. In Meat (1976), Wiseman tracks the workings of a highly automated packing plant,  illustrating important points and problems in the production, transportation, logistics, equipment design and labor management that turns cattle and sheep into consumer goods.

The evening will be introduced by Josh Siegel, The Museum of Modern Art's Associate Curator in the Department of Film. Siegel has organized more then eighty exhibitions, including The Lodz Film School of Poland: 50 Years; To Save and Project: The MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation; and retrospectives devoted to artists/filmmakers including Jeanne Moreau,  Nicholas Ray, Oskar Fischinger, Ken Jacobs,  John Frankenheimer, Errol Morris, and the current, 2010 focus on the films of Frederick Wiseman.

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Date/Time G ST CA
Thur 4.08.10 8:30 pm $9 $7 $5

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff