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Medium Cool (1969) (The Concrete Wilderness)

Medium Cool (1969)
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Robert Forster Robert Forster
John Cassellis
Verna Bloom Verna Bloom
Eileen
Charles Geary Charles Geary
Harold's Father
Sid McCoy Sid McCoy
Frank Baker
Christine Bergstrom Christine Bergstrom
Dede


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Haskell Wexler Haskell Wexler
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Description: Medium Cool is an almost impossible oddity: director Haskel Wexler wanted to shoot a fictional, narrative film wherein actors mingled with real people in an uncontrolled social environment. With that in mind, he began filming a movie about racial tensions in Chicago during the weeks prior to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, on the assumption that there would be a riot there. Then he brought his cast, crew, and camera to the scene of the proposed mayhem, and waited. . . and lo and behold, civil disorder broke out. It's intensely strange to see actors, playing characters, interacting in a real-life situation with real cops ... (more)
Release date: 21 May 1970
UPC: 097360690743
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