Dir. PAMELA YATES
USA, 2015
76 minutes, Color and Black & White
Official website

In Person: Director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onís

rebel1When Haskell Wexler died last December, he was justly remembered for his cinematography on such films as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and his transformational Medium Cool, a fiction feature set and shot amid the protests surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But there was another Haskell Wexler: the outspoken citizen and maker of committed documentaries. Wexler went on a journey with Civil Rights demonstrators in 1963, was in Vietnam with Jane Fonda, traveled to Brazil to report on torture, and filmed in Nicaragua to document a covert war. Pamela Yates knew that thisHaskell Wexler could command the screen with his soft-spoken, analytical presence as his films rolled silently behind him. Rebel Citizen spotlights the man who thoughtfully chronicled two generations. You’ll want to listen up, because sometimes you need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.—Judy Bloch

Additional screening on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9:00pm

Rebel Citizen website

Landmark’s E Street Cinema

(entrance is on E St between 10th and 11th St)
Take Metro Red, Orange, or Blue Line to Metro Center. 3 hours of reduced-rate parking available in adjacent garage with validation. Monday – Friday after 6:00 PM and anytime on weekends.

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