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The National Rehabilitation Center

(Penelope Spheeris, 1969, 12 min)

Two years before Peter Watkins’ Punishment Park, Spheeris takes the McCarran Act to its inevitable next step and shows us - via an early use of mockumentary - what the U.S. might be like if potential subversives were simply locked up en masse before they had a chance to subvert anything.

Filmmaker in Attendance, 16mm

Directed by Penelope Spheeris


Thursday, March 27 9:15pm

Penelope Spheeris: Films 1968–1998

A program of short independent films by Penelope Spheeris, who will be in attendance. The program includes her early films I Don’t Know and Hats Off to Hollywood, which screened

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)