• Belfast, Maine (1999)

Belfast, Maine

Release Date: November 26th, 1999

Not Yet Rated |4 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

Shot in Frederick Wiseman's trademark blank style--no narration, no music, and minimal editing--this four-hour documentary follows a cross-section of the small Maine city's workers, from lobstermen and tugboat operators working the picturesque coast to teachers, hospital workers and shopkeepers in the sleepy downtown center. Wiseman then examines the townspeople's social and cultural life by following volunteers at a local nursing home and rehearsals for community performances.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Belfast Inc., Zipporah Films

Keywords: School, Doctor, 1990s, Hospital, Quest, Family, Judge, Police officer