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BASIC TRAINING

2:00   5:25   8:40

Wednesday, January 31

Directed by Frederick Wiseman

(1971) Eight stinking summer weeks at Fort Knox of personal hygiene classes, weapons drills, bayonet practice, marching, chemical warfare, disciplinary action, and counseling sessions – the last needed for a misfit private so hapless he attempts suicide. 16mm. Approx. 90 min.

Reviews

“Populated with achingly young men as they become a marching, shooting, ‘Yes, sir’-ing unit. It’s a stark, dehumanizing process filled with bracingly human moments.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times