September 23, 2013
Berkeley Documentary Captures a Campus on Cusp of Change
Jeff Vespa, WireImage
People love to talk about "unfilmable" novels, but what about institutions? How would one capture on screen, say, a large public research university?
If you're Frederick Wiseman, hallowed among documentary-film cognoscenti as the director of Domestic Violence, Public Housing, Boxing Gym, and more, you do what you've done for more than 45 years. You show up, film what you find—no talking-head interviews, only events as they happen—and sift through