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.
“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