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At Berkeley

Not Yet Rated| 4 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman documents the vigorous debate over tuition hikes and budget cuts at one of America's pre-eminent universities.


Director: Frederick Wiseman

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Zipporah Films

At Berkeley (2013)

Release Date: November 8th, 2013|4 hr. 4 min.

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  • It's dull in the precise way that life can be dull. To watch it is like sitting in on a staff meeting, listening to people talk on and on and on. Professors are used to talking nonstop, and in a few cases in At Berkeley it's rather astonishing to hear them repeating the same ideas over and over, instead of just coming to a point and stopping. show more

  • At Berkeley is more than the sum of its minutes. Narration-free and artfully discursive, it's a one-of-a-kind mosaic portrait of a great institution struggling, under dire stress, to retain its essential character at a time of declining support for public education. show more

  • At times fascinating, at times not, its in-depth look at the administration, campus, students and faculty offers an insider's view into the way American academia functions. show more

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