MBC Interactive Archive Project: Medium Cool


O Cinema South Beach Wed, Nov 13, 2019 7:00 PM


MBC Interactive Archive Project – 1960s: Mavericks of the New Hollywood
Miami Beach Film Society presents MEDIUM COOL!


US still for MEDIUM COOL, 1969, #MBCarchive


Haskell Wexler, who, as cinematographer, photographed many of the legendary films of Mike Nichols and Hal Ashby, among others, directed this seminal “direct cinema” style hybrid docu-fiction critique during the 1968 Democratic convention. Robert Forrester is TV reporter John Cassellis who becomes tangled deep into the real world (originally conceived as “John Cassavetes” but changed after the director couldn’t play the role himself).