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MEDIUM COOL

7:45*

Friday, January 26

Directed by Haskell Wexler

(1969) “Look out Haskell, it’s real!” Laid-back TV cameraman Robert Forster finds his consciousness raised by romance with Verna Bloom and meetings with militants, climaxing memorably in real-life Chicago ’68. Prescient media-vs.-reality work by cameraman Wexler, his eyesight permanently affected by gassing during the riots. 35mm print courtesy Academy Film Archive. Approx. 110 min.

Reviews

“A POTENT DOCUMENT OF THE TIME.”
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

“A kind of cinematic Guernica, a picture of America in the process of exploding into fragmented bits of hostility, suspicion, fear and violence.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times