Crosstown Arthouse Presents Delinquency in Cinema: FREDERICK WISEMAN’S JUVENILE COURTJuly 27, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
The Crosstown Arthouse Film Series showcases a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features. This week: JUVENILE COURT
Films begin at 7:30 pm sharp.
Tickets are $5 (at the door only)
Originally released in 1973 and made by acclaimed documentary film maker Frederick Wiseman, JUVENILE COURT shows the complex variety of cases before the Memphis Juvenile Court: foster home placement, drug abuse, armed robbery, child abuse, and sexual offenses. The sequences illustrate such issues as community protection vs. the desire for rehabilitation, the range and the limits of the choices available to the court, the psychology of the offender, and the constitutional and procedural questions involved in administering a juvenile court. Come see how horrible the Memphis juvenile “justice” system was in the 1970s, and then lament how absolutely nothing has changed!