Remembered as one of the great political films of its era, Medium Cool, shot in the streets of Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention, was inspired by Studs Terkel’s book Division Street: America. Director Haskell Wexler set out to integrate real Chicagoans into the action, and the voices he included are strong, honest, and still challenging even after 46 years. Post-screening discussion with Director Haskell Wexler and Andrew Davis, assistant cameraman on Medium Cool, director of The Fugitive, with special guests. (Haskell Wexler, 1969, 35mm film print, 111 minutes)
Presented by the Film Studies Center.