Fiction

MEDIUM COOL

Haskell Wexler
USA 1969
110min
V'07

Medium Cool, a film set during the 1968 Democratic National Convention riots that Haskell Wexler wrote, photographed and directed, is among the most important American films ever made. One of the landmarks of independent film, as well as one of the primary celluloid artifacts of the decade, Medium Cool stars Robert Forster as a television cameraman in Chicago during the riots. Shooting with handheld cameras, Wexler's unerring eye moves seamlessly between the actors and the unplanned events exploding in front of them. His pitiless dissection of the media's role in the shaping of reality spares no one. Medium Cool remains one of the seminal films of the Sixties.

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Credits
  • Robert Forster - John Cassellis
  • Harold Blankenship - Harold
  • Verna Bloom - Eileen
  • Peter Bonerz - Gus
  • Marianna Hill - Ruth
  • Haskell Wexler
  • Haskell Wexler
  • Christopher Newman
  • Haskell Wexler
  • Verna Fields
  • Mike Bloomfield
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