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Award-Winning Filmmaker Haskell Wexler Returns to Chicago

Haskell Wexler is considered one of the most influential cinematographers in film history. And with Oscar-winning films like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Bound for Glory to his credit –you can see why. His most famous film is a little more outside the movie mainstream. Medium Cool was shot in and around the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. The film combines real footage of the protests and violence with a fictional framework – an unorthodox approach at the time. The Chicago-born filmmaker has lived in California for some time now. But he's back for a special screening of Medium Cool at the University of Chicago's Film Studies Center this evening. And we're delighted he decided to stop by our studio for a chat.

Screening:
Screening and discussion of Medium Cool with filmmaker Haskell Wexler 
Tonight at 7
University of Chicago's Film Studies Center

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