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Medium Cool

Medium Cool

Wednesday Aug 10, 2016 7:30 PM This is a past program

As we approach the 2016 presidential election, the Hammer Museum offers a variety of election-themed talks and screenings. Learn more about our Election Fever programming. 

In the late Haskell Wexler’s directorial debut, we are plunged into the tumultuous world of 1968 America with fictional events filmed amid real social upheaval. The story of a television cameraman and his romantic life is combined with actual documentary footage, including riots during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Shot in Wexler’s compelling style, the film is a must-see for Wexler enthusiasts, political aficionados, and counterculture fans alike. (1969, dir. Haskell Wexler, 35 mm, 111 min.) 

A Q&A with actor Robert Forster and Stephanie Zacharek, film critic for Time magazine who was previously chief film critic for the Village Voice and a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist in criticism, will follow the screening.

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