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.
“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