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Medium Cool (1969) (The Concrete Wilderness) (1970)

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Robert Forster Robert Forster
John Cassellis
Verna Bloom Verna Bloom
Eileen
Sid McCoy Sid McCoy
Frank Baker
Marrian Walters Marrian Walters
Social Worker
Peter Boyle Peter Boyle
Gun Clinic Manager
Felton Perry Felton Perry
Black Militant


Written by
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: 6 February 1970
UPC: 097360690743
Tags: Politics (3), 1960s (3), Chicago (2), 1969 (2), Dancing (1), Fighting (1), Book (1), Love (1), Violence (1), Journalism (1), Media (1), Police (1), Marching (1), 60's (1), Revolution (1), Surprise Ending (1), Chase (1), West Virginia (1)
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