• Still from the film 'At Berkeley' (Frederick Wiseman, 2013). A diverse group of college students sit in an auditorium during a class lecture.

At Berkeley

I deliberately contacted Berkeley first for two reasons: it’s public and it’s a great university.

Frederick Wiseman

For his study of the University—which clocks in at more than four hours—Wiseman and his long-time cinematographer John Davey amassed some 250 hours of material over the course of twelve weeks in 2010. The film presents the complexities of the campus from multiple angles, documenting student/faculty interaction inside classrooms, campus protests, and administrative meetings. “A summation of sorts of Frederick Wiseman’s exceptional career” (Variety).

  • John Davey
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  • Color
  • DCP
  • 244 mins
  • Zipporah Films