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Frederick Wiseman working on Titicut Follies ballet

Documentary legend Frederick Wiseman is to revisit his first documentary, 1967’s Titicut Follies.

The 84-year-old filmmaker, in Venice to collect the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, revealed the plans at a press conference at the film festival today.

“I’ve got a small grant to work with a choreographer to make a ballet out of Titticut Follies, Wiseman said.

“I have made a few dance movies and I am very interested in dance. I accepted the job only on the condition I can dance the lead role,” he joked

Don’t expect Swan Lake - the original film tells the story of the harsh conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Click here for Screen’s interview with Wiseman.

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