Opening Night: Rebel Citizen

Opening Night: Rebel Citizen

DocuWest 2016 Opening Night Film: Rebel Citizen IN-PERSON: Director Pamela Yates and Executive Producer Paco de Onis – Q&A after the film. Director: Pamela Yates Country: USA Run Time: 76 mins When: Wednesday, May 11 at 7:15 pm Where: Sie FilmCenter     Purchase Tickets Now Description: From Rebel Citizen’s official site: Pamela Yates’ latest documentary, REBEL CITIZEN takes you on a revelatory tour of two time Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler’s political documentary work, letting the veteran artist and activist share his vision of how to be a citizen in the world. Created for the Cinéma du Réel festival in Paris, the film was selected for the New York Film Festival in a surprise development and will have its world premiere October 6th 2015. In REBEL CITIZEN, Wexler speaks with lucidity and a candor that can only come with hard-won experience and the wisdom of age, about his progressive political beliefs and his artistry. “There are a lot of ways to look at the world,” says Wexler, “that may not be presented to us as the important things.” In REBEL CITIZEN we see the world through Wexler’s eyes, as he narrates his self-evolution as an artist and an activist. You’ll hear about one of his first documentaries, THE BUS from 1963, filmed with civil rights activists as they traveled the country on their way to the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. This film has great resonance today with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. He speaks extensively about the groundbreaking MEDIUM COOL, one of the original hybrid films,...