“In the sunny landscape of a distant Army enclave in Panama, Wiseman finds a nightmare vision of America itself… By the time CANAL ZONE reaches its Memorial Day climax… it becomes as bitter as Sinclair Lewis’ Main Street… an ingenious cautionary tale,” wrote Frank Rich in Time magazine.
CANAL ZONE (1977) screens today 2pm (Oct 21) in #16mm
(📷 of the actual film print by @tokenware
), followed by IN JACKSON HEIGHTS. On Thursday, Oct 25, the legendary director joins us for a live conversation about his community films featuring clips from the ones we screened, and from his latest, MONROVIA, INDIANA (which opens theatrically @filmforum
on Oct 26)
#FrederickWiseman #realfilm #documentary #Panamacanal #1977 #zipporahfilms #canalzone