N.p. N.p., 1973. Set of five vintage black and white promotional photographs made to publicize the 1973 film documentary in Europe. Each photograph is rubber stamped on the verso: "JUVENILE COURT / Frederick Wiseman / USA 1973." A rare set of photos,the only photographic ephemera advertising a Frederick Wiseman documentary we have ever handled.
Wiseman's sixth documentary, typically unsentimental and without bias, shows a 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.
9.5 x 7 inches, 1/16 inch white margin with no titles on the recto. Near Fine.