Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, June 18, 2011

2:00 PM

Film editor Richard Chew's final presentation in his special series of DFT 101 double features begins with director and cinematographer Haskell Wexler's remarkable 1969 film Medium Cool, a portrait of a TV news photographer (Robert Forster) who finds himself inextricably bound up the the violence taking place around the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The film's pioneering blend of fictional and non-fictional footage was a big influence on Mr. Chew, who will follow Medium Cool with a 2006 film he edited, Bobby, directed by Emilio Estevez. Bobby also blends dramatic and non-fictional footage to portray how the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy impacted the lives of characters in and around the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, where the shooting took place. During an intermission between the two films, Mr. Chew will discuss their style, impact and cinematic influence with the audience.
This event is made possible by the Bob Allison (Allesee) Endowed Chair in Media in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University. Mr. Chew appears courtesy of the Visiting Artists program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Tickets are $5.00; DIA members free!