Happy(est) New Year to all of You!
Mi 11.1. 18:00 Grunewaldstraße 2-4, Raum 123 (1st floor)
MEDIUM COOL, by Haskell Wexler (USA 1968)
It takes place in Chicago in the summer of 1968. It was notable for Wexler’s use of cinema vérité -style documentary filmmaking techniques, as well as for combining fictional and non-fictional content. As viewers we are presented with issues such as violence as spectacle, political and social discontent, extreme racism , and class divisions. The film is constantly juggling documentary footage with feature film image. Among his sources, Wexler uses footage from military training camps in Illinois for military troops preparing for planned demonstrations by students and anti-war activists during the Democratic National Convention later that summer.“ (wikipedia)
Following Thursday, 12.1.2012, COURSE MEETING 13:00 @ Café Mittelachse, 13:30 @ Raum 226