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 and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
This movie ranks #24 in Tim Dirks' Most Controversial Films of All-Time
This movie ranks #52 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012)
This movie ranks #100 in 100 Documentary Films (BFI Screen Guide)
This movie ranks #534 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
This movie ranks #654 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #658 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List