CFE Film Series: Medium Cool
John Cassellis (Robert Forster) is a hardened TV news cameraman who manages to keep his distance while he captures daring footage of a nation in the throes of violent change. He maintains this professional detachment when he covers the social unrest in Chicago surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention. But, when he discovers that the TV network has been quietly cooperating with the FBI, the enraged Cassellis realizes that he too must join the fight against the establishment.
“a film of tremendous visual impact … a picture of America in the process of exploding into fragmented bits of hostility, suspicion, fear and violence.”
- Vincent Canby, New York Times
“Medium Cool received rave reviews all over the world and its reputation remains undiminished”
- Monica Sullivan, Movie Review International
“smoking hot cinema that puts Jean-Luc Goddard to shame.”
- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
Introduction by Alex Anderson, Professor, Ryerson’s School of Image Arts
Co-sponsored with the Documentary Media Research Centre at Ryerson University
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