Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE

Year: 2004
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 95 minutes

Not just a classic father-son struggle, TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE features the great cinematographer Haskell Wexler, still feisty and uncompromising at age 80, and his photojournalist son, Mark. Born into a wealthy family in Chicago, the elder Wexler began dissenting at an early age (even leading a strike at his own father?s factory). He was, in a sense, against everything. Having established himself in Hollywood by the mid-1960s, Wexler was making as many enemies as friends, being hired and fired from films (most famously ?One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest?) and positioning himself in leftist politics. His son Mark, predictably, is quieter and conservative, and the making of this film is as conflicting as it is therapeutic for the two men. With comments by Sidney Poitier, Jane Fonda, Conrad Hall, Milos Forman, Billy Crystal, John Sayles and more.

Screenplay
Robert DeMaio, Mark S. Wexler

Director
Mark Wexler

Producer
Mark S. Wexler

Cinematography
Sarah Levy, Mark S. Wexler

Editing
Robert DeMaio

Principal Cast
Haskell Wexler, Mark S. Wexler, Peter Bart, James Becket, Verna Bloom, Bill Butler, Victor Chakarian

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