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 7University of Chicago's Film Studies Center