"High School" Screening

6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
9:00 pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The BU Film Society will be screening Frederick Wiseman's seminal documentary, "High School" THIS Wednesday, 11/14, at 7:30pm in CAS 522! The film is one of the first documentaries shot in the "direct cinema" style and was selected for the National Film Registry. "HIGH SCHOOL was filmed at a large urban high school in Philadelphia. The film documents how the school system exists not only to pass on ‘facts’ but also transmits social values from one generation to another. HIGH SCHOOL presents a series of formal and informal encounters between teachers, students, parents, and administrators through which the ideology and values of the school emerge."