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Museum of Modern Art to Present Frederick Wiseman Retrospective

'Aspen', (1991). USA. Directed, produced, and edited by Frederick Wiseman. Courtesy: Zipporah Films and MoMA

NEW YORK, NY.-To celebrate the recent
acquisition of 36 newly struck prints of films by Frederick Wiseman
(American, b. 1930),The
Museum of Modern Artpresents a comprehensive
retrospective of the director’s work, from January 20 through December 31,
Featuring three to four films each month, this yearlong
survey opens on January 20, when Frederick Wiseman introduces ‘Basic
Training’, (1971), followed by an onstage conversation. The exhibition
spans his entire career, from ‘Titicut Follies’, (1967) to his two most
recent projects, ‘La Danse—The Paris Opera Ballet’, (2009) and his
forthcoming ‘Boxing Gym’, (2010). Frederick Wiseman is organized
by Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of
Modern Art, MoMA.