“Look out Haskell, it’s real!” details the production of Haskell Wexler‘s 1969 feature Medium Cool. It features interviews with members of the film’s cast and crew alongside critics, commentators and historical figures, and includes outtakes of Medium Cool. A 55-minute version premiered at the 2001 Edinburgh Film Festival alongside a new theatrical print of Medium Cool and with Wexler in attendance, and was broadcast on the BBC, PBS and the Sundance Channel. A version of the film appears on the 2013 Criterion Collection DVD release of Medium Cool.
The documentary, which has become more an educational project than anything else and remains a work-in-progress, was expanded in 2013 and now runs nearly six hours (in four parts). Both the 2001 and 2013 versions can be found at lookouthaskell.com and on Vimeo.
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