Thursday, October 28, 2010

HASKELL WEXLER AT OXY MONDAY NOV 1 Johnson 200 at 7 PM


Acclaimed cinematographer and director Haskell Wexler will be on campus Monday November 1, 7 PM in Johnson 200. He will be talking specifically about realism and its traces, as so provocatively challenged in Medium Cool (1969) the fictional film he both directed and shot that used immersive documentary-style shooting and the same lightweight sync-soud technologies being purposed towards direct cinema and cinéma vérité documentary movements of the time.

Wexler placed his actors into real-life situations against the backdrop of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, to striking result and a blurring of fiction and reality.

Take advantage of this opportunity to see and hear from an American cinema legend, who shot classics such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.

Attendees should be sure to watch Medium Cool in advance of Monday's talk. There will be a campus screening of the film Thursday, October 28 at 7 PM in Mosher 1. The film also streams on Netflix.

This event is sponsored in part by the Remsen Bird Fund.

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