At Berkeley

At Berkeley
  • 2013
  • US
  • 4h 4min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Frederick Wiseman

Documentary portrait of one of America's most prestigious academic institutions, the University of California, Berkeley. The four-hour running time is perhaps excessive, but in general it's an absorbing and patient look at the increasing financial pressure on the university and the effect of cuts on students and staff.

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At Berkeley

8 Sep 20144 stars

An epic but enlightening documentary from Frederick Wiseman looking at the revered institution

The veteran documentarian Frederick Wiseman applies a methodical but delicate touch to his examinations of American institutions, depicting the lives of workers and participants in aspects of public life in long observational takes without voiceover or…

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