Wednesdays with Wiseman

A virtual cinema series featuring discussions with Frederick Wiseman and award winning filmmakers.

Wednesdays with Wiseman celebrates documentarian Frederick Wiseman's prolific filmography with three of his earlier works, culminating in the opening of his newest documentary City Hall. A different classic Wiseman film will open each Wednesday, featuring pre-recorded conversations with other celebrated documentarians.

  • Ballet | Opens Wednesday, October 21 - Academy Award winner Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Free Solo) discusses Ballet with Wiseman
  • Sinai Field Mission | Opens Wednesday, October 28 - Academy Award winner Errol Morris chats with Wiseman about Sinai Field Mission
  • Hospital | Wednesday, November 4 - Oscar nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp) put a spotlight on healthcare workers in Hospital

Each film will run for one week on Virtual SIFF Cinema before City Hall opens on November 6.

Wednesdays with Wiseman: Ballet

USA | 1995 | 170 min. | Frederick Wiseman

October 21 - 29, 2020

Academy Award winner Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Free Solo) talks to Frederick Wiseman about his 1995 portrait of the American Ballet Theatre, Ballet.

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Wednesdays with Wiseman: Sinai Field Mission

USA | 1978 | 127 min. | Frederick Wiseman

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Academy Award winner Errol Morris chats with Frederick Wiseman about Sinai Field Mission, the early warning system in 1976 to help faciliate the disengagement between Egypt and Israel after the 1973 war.

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Wednesdays with Wiseman: Hospital

USA | 1974 | 84 min. | Frederick Wiseman

Opens November 4, 2020

Oscar nominees Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp) put a spotlight on healthcare workers talking to Frederick Wiseman about his still relevent Emmy-award winning Hospital, which shows the daily activities of a large urban hospital.

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