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Medium Cool

 
 
Sat, Jul 23, 2016
  • 4:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 111min
FORMAT: Digital
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Directed by Haskell Wexler | 1969

With Robert Forster, Verna Bloom

Few films capture the turbulence of 1960s America with more immediacy than iconic cinematographer Haskell Wexler’s debut feature, a landmark of independent film. During the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, a disenchanted news cameraman (Forster) finds himself caught between the political protests and the police’s violent response to them. Mixing a quasi-scripted narrative with groundbreaking vérité techniques—and culminating in a virtuosic sequence that embeds the camera in the middle of a riot—Medium Cool offers an unflinching examination of the media’s role in social crisis.