Opens Dec 4, 2018
December 4-6 Only!
Monrovia, Indiana explores a small town in rural, mid-America and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived along with conflicting stereotypes. The film gives a complex and nuanced view of daily life in Monrovia and provides some understanding of a way of life whose influence and force have not always been recognized or understood in the big cities on the east and west coasts of America and in other countries. Directed by documentary legend Frederick Wiseman.
"For more than half a century, documentary-maker Frederick Wiseman has observed American life from a discreet distance, creating visual and aural essays that fall into a felicitous middle ground between reportage and sheer poetry. Like all of Wiseman's films, Monrovia, Indiana possesses almost meditative power. It is a classic on a par with Winesburg, Ohio and Our Town, a narrow slice of contemporary American life that manages to be both admiring, yet capable of polite skepticism." (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)