Monrovia, Indiana: Frederick Wiseman’s Epic Docu

Monrovia, Indiana, Frederick Wiseman’s 42nd documentary in a 51-year career, previously had played at the Venice, Toronto, New York, and London Film Festivals.
The film 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.

The film opened last weekend in New York at Film Forum, before expanding to Los Angeles at Laemmle Music Hall and other markets on November 2 in a traditional theatrical platform release throughout November and December.