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High School

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Social Issues
  • Director:Frederick Wiseman

Synopsis

In 1991, the National Film Preservation Board selected High School (1969) for inclusion in the National Film Registry. Richard Schickel, writing in Life, called this a "wicked, brilliant documentary about life in a lower-middle-class secondary school." Acclaimed filmmaker Frederick Wiseman roamed freely through Philadelphia's Northeast High School to document a continual clash of teens with administrators who confused learning with discipline. At 75 minutes, this is one of Wiseman's shortest...more

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