Tell Them Who You Are


1h 35m 2004

Brief Synopsis

As a director of photography, Haskell Wexler has a reputation for brilliance. He has worked with the world's most accomplished directors including Elia Kazan, Mike Nichols, Woody Allen, George Lucas, Milos Forman and Francis Ford Coppola. He has won two Academy Awards in a career that includes numer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

As a director of photography, Haskell Wexler has a reputation for brilliance. He has worked with the world's most accomplished directors including Elia Kazan, Mike Nichols, Woody Allen, George Lucas, Milos Forman and Francis Ford Coppola. He has won two Academy Awards in a career that includes numerous classics: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "In the Heat of the Night," "American Graffiti," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Bound for Glory." In 1969, he wrote, produced and directed "Medium Cool," a counterculture classic filmed in the midst of Chicago's 1968 Democratic Convention. Haskell Wexler is also known in Hollywood for a renegade style people either love or hate. Reflecting on his career, Haskell, now 82, says, "I don't think there's a movie that I've been on that I wasn't sure I could direct better." His son Mark's documentary is, of course, no exception. The documentary offers an unusual glimpse into Hollywood family ties, explored in the context of a son's attempts to understand and reconcile with his famous father. In this case, the father is not only a recognized master of cinematography, but a lifelong activist.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2005

Released in United States March 2005

Released in United States May 20, 2005

Released in United States November 2004

Released in United States on Video October 18, 2005

Released in United States September 2004

Released in United States Spring May 13, 2005

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival January 28-February 6, 2005.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 11-19, 2005.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 9-18, 2004.

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival January 28-February 6, 2005.)

Released in United States March 2005 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 11-19, 2005.)

Released in United States Spring May 13, 2005 (NY)

Released in United States May 20, 2005 (New York City)

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 9-18, 2004.)

Released in United States on Video October 18, 2005

Released in United States November 2004 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Special Screening Doc) November 4-14, 2004.)