Haskell Wexler's debut feature, MEDIUM COOL, plunges us into a special moment. With its mix of scripted fiction and seat-of-the-pants documentary technique, this story of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman (Jackie Brown's Robert Forster) is a visceral, lasting cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, MEDIUM COOL is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced
Peter Bonerz,Peter Boyle,Robert Forster,Verna Bloom,Marianna Hill,Harold Blankenship
Documentary of life in the 60's as seen through the eyes of a jaded news cameraman. Includes footage of the chaotic '68 Democratic convention and subsequent riots. Very realistic and frightening. A classic.