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Spirit of '68: Medium Cool

Tuesday 31 Jul 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Admission: 
£3 + Booking Fee

Focusing on a news cameraman's responses and responsibilities to the world framed through his lens - in particular, the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention and its attendant political riots, during which parts of the film were shot - ace liberal cinematographer Wexler's feature debut as director is a fascinating fusion of cinéma-vérité and political radicalism. Already under the FBI's gaze for his civil rights and socialist documentaries, Wexler was actually accused of inciting the Chicago riots (the script was registered a year before).

“Socially and cinematically, Medium Cool is dynamite.” ~ Time Magazine

MEDIUM COOL (1969) (Masters of Cinema) Original Theatrical Trailer

Director: 
Haskell Wexler
Cast: 
Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz.
Country: 
USA
Certificate: 
15
Duration: 
1hr 51mins
Year: 
1969
Admission
£3 + Booking Fee