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Belfast, Maine

  • Release Date: Aug 30, 1999
  • Runtime: 4 hr. 8 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Frederick Wiseman


Frederick Wiseman, one of the giants of American documentary filmmaking, spent a month in the fall of 1996 shooting 110 hours of footage of life in a small New England town, and this four-hour-and-eight-minute feature was the result. As is his custom, Wiseman has added no narration or explanatory titles and prevents his camera from intruding any more than is necessary; the result is a lively and direct look at how a community functions...more