On Frederick Wiseman

And a special shout out to the Paris Review

Hi to the new folks here, and hello to everyone—

Quick alert on a new essay of mine out today, on the films of Frederick Wiseman. The occasion is Wiseman’s new CITY HALL, an excellent if sometimes flawed late-career film of his, and a good excuse to take a look back over his body of work as its evolved over 45 films and several decades.

I also correct the record, sort of speak, on the Paris Review’s unfortunate lifting from my previous profile of Wiseman in their own Art of interview series.

More to come, soon.


Update July 15, 2021: I was informed that the Paris Review issued a correction on the lack of “attribution”.