Renowned filmmaker Joan Churchill presents the first two parts of her work-in-progress series on legendary fellow cinematographer and director Haskell Wexler.
Co-directed with Alan Barker, these intimate films are created from footage they shot with Haskell in the last ten years of his life, featuring relaxed and candid conversations with friends including filmmakers D. A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Hubert Sauper and photojournalist Susan Meiselas, on the very nature of documentary. Their lively debates question cinematic representation, whether it’s possible to capture reality, how the camera affects a situation and whether or not there is such a thing as objectivity.
Joan and Alan will show the first chapter in this long-form work, 'Shoot From the Heart', along with a work-in-progress of their second chapter, 'Documentary: Truth, Fact or Fiction', as they discuss the challenges of filming their friend, Haskell.
Warm up for this event with a rare screening of Haskell Wexler's landmark 1969 film Medium Cool, screening at Bertha DocHouse once only on Saturday 2nd July - details and tickets here. Make it a Wexler weekender!