Frederick Wiseman Biography (1930-)

Born January 1, 1930, in Boston, MA; son of Jacob Leo and Gertrude Leah (maiden name, Kotzen) Wiseman; married Zipporah Batshaw, May 29, 1955; children: David, Eric. Addresses: Office: -1 Richdale Avenue, Unit Four, Cambridge, MA 02140-2610.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, film editor
Birth Details
January 1, 1930
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director, Producer, and Editor
  • High School, 1968
  • Essene, 1972
  • Juvenile Court, 1973
  • Primate, 1974
  • Welfare, The Other Cinema/Zipporah, 1975
  • Meat, 1976
  • Canal Zone, 1977
  • Sinai Field Mission, 1978
  • Manoeuvre (also known as Maneuver), Zipporah, 1979
  • Model, Cinegate/Zipporah, 1980
  • Seraphita's Diary, 1982
  • Racetrack, 1985
  • Multi-Handicapped, 1986
  • Deaf, 1986
  • Blind, 1986
  • Adjustment and Work, 1986
  • Missile, Zipporah, 1987
  • Near Death, 1989
  • (And sound) La Comedie-Francaise ou L'amour joue, 1996
  • Belfast, Maine, 1999
  • Other Film Work
  • Producer (with Shirley Clarke), The Cool World, Cinema V, 1963
  • Director and editor, Titicut Follies, 1967
  • Director, Basic Training, 1971
  • Director, The Store, Zipporah, 1983
  • Director, Central Park, 1989
  • Director, Aspen, 1991
  • Director, Zoo, 1993
  • Director and editor, High School II, 1994
  • Director, Ballet, 1995
  • Director and producer, Public Housing, Cara M, 1997
  • Film Appearances
  • To Render a Life, 1992
  • Cinema Verite: Defining the Moment (documentary; also known as Cinema verite - Le moment decisif), National Film Board of Canada, 1999
  • Television Director
  • Specials
  • Law and Order, 1969
  • (And producer, editor) Hospital, 1970
  • Stage Work
  • Producer and director of video sequences, Tonight We Improvise, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1986
  • Director, Life and Fate, American Repertory Theatre, 1988
  • Director, Hate, American Repertory Theatre, 1991
  • Director, Welfare: The Opera, American Music Theatre Festival, 1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Central Park, 1989

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Electronic
    • Official web site, http://www.zipporah.com.

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