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Medium Cool
1968/2018 Cities on the Edge Film Series

Medium Cool

Haskell Wexler | 1969 | 1 hr 51 min | subtitles

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It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler decided to make a film about what the hell was going on. Medium Cool, his debut feature, plunges us into the moment. With its mix of fictional storytelling and documentary technique, this depiction of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman (Robert Forster) is a visceral cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced.

Discussion with Jeffrey Himpele, Director, VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization; Lecturer in Anthropology at Princeton University. Free event.

This event is a rental by an outside group and/or individual. The content and opinions shared in this event does not necessarily reflect the views of the Princeton Garden Theatre.

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Tue (May 8)

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