Titicut Follies (1967)
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Bleak, inherently disturbing documentary of the conditions at the Bridgewater State Prison for the Criminally Insane circa 1966. The camera doesn't flinch as it reveals the day-to-day activities of both the inmates (who spend most of their time naked - or nearly so - in small cells) and the staff. It's a fascinating but thoroughly depressing watch, that will stay with you.
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This movie ranks #15 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
This movie ranks #26 in Tim Dirks's 100+ Most Controversial Films of All-Time
This movie ranks #52 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Non-Fiction Films
This movie ranks #100 in BFI's 100 Documentary Films
This movie ranks #536 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
This movie ranks #658 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #675 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #892 in The New York Times's Book of Movies