Monday, July 18, 2016

Medium Cool

A Chicago photographer (Robert Forster) is zoned in on his work to the point where he has little or no empathy for his subjects or what's going on around him. Soon, he finds himself romancing a single mother (Verna Bloom) new to the city and caught up in the chaos surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The great cinematographer and recently deceased Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool is an offbeat, experimental, and political film that doesn't follow any narrative pattern and incorporates highly charged, historically significant live documentary footage. Forster and Bloom are appealing.
*** 1/2 out of ****