In Jackson Heights
Linda Williams is professor emeritus in film and media/rhetoric at UC Berkeley.
Among Mr. Wiseman’s masterpieces. . . . An immersive celebration of democracy.A. O. Scott, New York Times
Wiseman, who has been making films for fifty years examining institutions as varied as UC Berkeley, a public housing project, a juvenile court, and the National Gallery, turns his attention to an ethnically diverse community in Queens, New York, where 167 languages are spoken. For him, “Visually, it’s an absolute feast.” As the film moves through streets, stores, community centers, and workspaces, this portrait of a neighborhood also documents timely issues around immigration, gentrification, intolerance, and the survival of small businesses.