- A Tribute to Haskell Wexler

  As part of our Tribute to Haskell Wexler, we are showing his classic film Medium Cool. Mr. George Lucas will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Wexler after the screening of Medium Cool on Saturday, March 21, 2009.


A Chicago-born filmmaker, Haskell Wexler broke into feature films in 1959 as a cinematographer on the documentary The Savage Eye (1960). Wexler photographed the dramas The Hoodlum Priest (1961), Angel Baby (1961), The Best Man (1964), and later distinguished himself as cinematographer on the Mike Nichols drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1965). He worked on such high profile feature films as In The Heat of the Night (1967) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), but also produced and directed the documentaries The Bus and Medium Cool (1969), the latter a very successful and controversial look at the violence and strife surrounding the anti-war movement and the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. During the 1980s, he also produced and directed the feature film Latino (1985), which was highly critical of American policy in Central America. Wexler has won Academy Awards for his work in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Bound For Glory (1976), and also worked on such documentaries as Gimme Shelter and The Stones At the MAX.

Vilmos Zsigmond (Deliverance, McCabe and Mrs. Miller), another great cinematographer, once called Haskell Wexler "the greatest director of all cinematographers."


Tropic of Angels (2009)
Big Love (2007)
From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks (2007)
Who Needs Sleep? (2006)
Bastards of the Party (2005)
Bridge to Havana (2004)
Silver City (2004) (director of photography)
SOA: Guns and Greed (2001) (co-cinematographer)
61 (2001) (TV)
Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 (2001) (videos "The River", "Thunder Road")
The Man on Lincoln's Nose (2000)
Good Kurds, Bad Kurds: No Friends But the Mountains (2000)
Mexico (2000)
Limbo (1999) (director of photography)
Bus Rider's Union (1999)
The Rich Man's Wife (1996) (director of photography)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Canadian Bacon (1995)
The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas (1995)
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
The Babe (1992)
Other People's Money (1991)
Blaze (1989)
Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 (1989)
Three Fugitives (1989) (director of photography)
Colors (1988)
Matewan (1987)
Uncle Meat (1987)
The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
Lookin' to Get Out (1982)
Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)
Hail Columbia! (1982)
Second-Hand Hearts (1981)
No Nukes (1980)
War Without Winners (1978)
Coming Home (1978) (director of photography)
Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang (1978)
Bound for Glory (1976)
Underground (1976)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) (director of photography)
Introduction to the Enemy (1974)
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (1972)
Interviews with My Lai Veterans (1971) (photographed by)
Medium Cool (1969)
Faces (1968/I) (uncredited)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) (director of photography)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (director of photography)
The Loved One (1965) (director of photography)
The Bus (1965)
The Best Man (1964) (director of photography)
Lonnie (1963)
America, America (1963)
Face in the Rain (1963)
Angel Baby (1961)
Hoodlum Priest (1961)
The Runaway (1961)
Studs Lonigan (1960)
Five Bold Women (1960)
The Savage Eye (1960)

Upper right photo: Douglas Kirkland

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