Directed by Frederick Wiseman. The director’s debut film is an unflinching exposé of Massachusetts’s Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane. The movie was banned for 20 years because it allegedly violated the inmates’ privacy and dignity. But what it really did was show how the state tortured and abused people in its care. Cleveland premiere of a new restoration. (USA, 1967, b&w, Blu-ray, 84 min.)
Admission is $10; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7.