Noontime Nuggetz: Just A Little Love Advice From Northeast High, Circa 1968

Directed by Frederick Wiseman, High School was an early cinéma vérité documentary shot at Northeast High School here in Philadelphia. Due to its frank depictions of high school life at that time, however, the film was banned from being screened in Philadelphia for years. We just discovered it, thanks to a reader tip, and it seems inevitable that we should try to screen it for you folks. We’re looking into it now.

Previously: Noontime Nuggetz Special: Submitted For Your Consideration, The Jungle

  • shawnkilroy

    why does this institution attract documentary and reality TV crews?

  • marc

    My dad used to tell me about this film growing up. I’d love to see it, but I’d probably spend the entire time looking to see if I can find him in it.

  • feedmefeedme

    Fred Wiseman films are super hard to get a hold of through rentals and normal DVD releases. Maybe someone has access to it from a university film library? It’s distributor sells the DVD’s

    http://www.zipporah.com/films/21

    The move is one of the most revealing windows into late 60s life in Philly (and in general) I’ve seen. A screening would be great.