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State Legislature
Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has devoted his career to documenting a wide variety of fascinating institutions of American life -- from high schools and hospitals to department stores and dance companies -- and he places his focus on the nuts and bolts of democracy in his 2007 documentary State Legislature. State Legislature offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of nearly every aspect of the daily functions of the Idaho Legislature, following everyone from the veteran elected officials down to the volunteers who help sort the paperwork. Wiseman allows us to eavesdrop as elected representatives… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An impeccably constructed illustration in depth, ceaselessly alert and cumulatively profound."
‑ Nathan Lee, Village Voice
"An admirable and sometimes totally compelling look at government on the local level, "State Government" is also too much for its own good."
‑ David Cornelius,
"As Wiseman's first film in his 40-year career to deal overtly with literal political matters, State Legislature stands apart."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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