Remembering the Masters: Haskell Wexler


Last year, 27 Dec, the world lost Haskell Wexler (photo by Photointime), one of the true masters of cinematography, distinguished documentary filmmaker, and a great humanitarian. We miss him dearly, but we also know that his art will be remembered for many decades to come.

Join us in Bydgoszcz for a tribute to the great cinematographer and watch three of his films on a big screen (MiloŇ° Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Norman Jewison’s In the Heat of the Night, and Mike Nichols’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; as well as a documentary Rebel Citizen; go HERE for the full Camerimage 2016 schedule).

If you cannot come to Camerimage this year, you may reminisce Haskell Wexler’s work on your own as well, or watch these few videos.


Press Play Video Essay, from Nelson Carvajal:

Interview with Haskell Wexler, from BROGAN DE PAOR:

Haskell Wexler on the Responsibilities of Filmmaker, from American Film Institute:

Haskell Wexler on Movies, Wall Street & American Values, from TheLipTV:

And as a bonus, the whole “Who Needs Sleep?” documentary, from IMAGO – CINEMATOGRAPHERS:


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