Enlightened: Films of Haskell Wexler

This season will look at the work of Oscar-winning cinematographer and filmmaker Haskell Wexler.  Wexler’s collaborations with such world-class filmmakers as Elia Kazan, Milos Forman, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and Mike Nichols include such works as WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF?, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, COMING HOME, BOUND FOR GLORY and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.

In this season


Director John Sayles uses Western conventions to relate the story of a union hero who arrives in a West Virginia coal mining town to unite…

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Previously in this season

Bound for Glory

Cinematographer Haskell Wexler joined maverick director Hal Ashby for this biopic of folk singer Woody Guthrie. Wexler's dust-engrained cinematography won him an Oscar.

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Medium Cool

A news cameraman's responses and responsibilities to the world in his lens - specifically the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention and its famous riots during which…

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Tell Them Who You Are

In this illuminating documentary, Mark Wexler turns the camera on his father Haskell, Oscar-winning cinematographer, director and leftie social activist.

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