Celebrated filmmaker Frederick Wiseman returns with an immersive and nuanced ode to America’s small towns. Monrovia, Indiana reveals how values like community service, duty, generosity, and authenticity are formed and lived against conflicting cultural stereotypes and the constant backdrop of agricultural production. A portrait of today’s rural, mid-American way of life emerges through Monrovia’s town meetings, schools, churches, barber shops, café counters, and front porches. 2018, DCP, 143 min.
Frederick Wiseman: Monrovia, Indiana
This presentation is made possible by generous support from the Bentson Foundation.