Monrovia, Indiana

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Monrovia, Indiana finds Frederick Wiseman observing the citizens of one small American town with his typically patient - and ultimately revealing - approach.

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Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman documents the day-to-day experiences of living and working in the farming community of Monrovia, Ind.

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  • Like all of Wiseman's films, "Monrovia, Indiana" possesses almost meditative power.

    November 8, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • As usual, Wiseman's scenes extend for long stretches, which can be an acquired taste for some viewers. Yet this time around, he ends his film with one of the most shattering sequences of his career...

    November 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Given enough time, Wiseman would conceivably want to make documentaries about everything. That's amazing. What's even more amazing: If anyone could actually do it, it's Wiseman

    November 6, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The result is surprisingly companionable and enjoyable, an unhurried look at a location that is in no kind of rush, a place that is concerned most of all with preserving the way it's always been.

    November 1, 2018 | Full Review…
  • These are lovely images, but they leave a disturbing aftertaste. The final take away from Monrovia, Indiana, is that the town is a great place to be an inanimate object.

    November 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman turns his camera on a pro-gun, pro-God Midwestern town and gives us a landmark view of what it looks like to live in Trump's America.

    October 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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