Medium Cool is a 1969 American drama film written and directed by Haskell Wexler and starring Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill and Harold Blankenship. It takes place in Chicago in the summer of 1968. It was notable for Wexler's use of cinéma vérité-style documentary filmmaking techniques, as well as for combining fictional and non-fictional content.
John Cassellis is a television news cameraman. He and his sound recorder dispassionately film images of car accidents rather than help the victims.
|award||National Film Registry|
|keywords||1968 democratic national convention 1968 democratic national convention protest activity car accident democratic national convention fbi federal bureau of investigation kill pass police brutality riot single mother social issues vietnam vietnam war west virginia|
|producer||Jerrold Wexler Jonathan Haze Tully Friedman|
|productionCompany||H & J|
|theme||cinéma vérité documentary neo-noir|