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
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