Tell Them Who You Are (2005)

Tell Them Who You Are
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Documentary, Interview
Keywords fatherhood, filmmaking, political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael Douglas Actor Himself 1 1000028
Miriam Wexler Actor Herself 1 1000029
Mark Wexler Director n/a 2 2000001
Mark Wexler Producer n/a 3 3000001
Pamela Yates Actor Herself 1 1000027
Jonathan Winters Actor Himself 1 1000026
John Sayles Actor Himself 1 1000023
Lee Tamahori Actor Himself 1 1000024
Studs Terkel Actor Himself 1 1000025
Mark Luethi Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Mark Wexler Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michael Kowalski Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Michael Kowalski Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Jeff Defalque Digital Effects Artist AfterFX Artist 120960 23000001
Rick Echevarria Digital Effects Artist AfterFX Artists 120960 23000002
Blake Leyh Music n/a 120781 8000001
Robert DeMaio Editor n/a 172 7000001
Robert DeMaio Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Mark Wexler Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Sarah Levy Camera Additional Photography 120798 6000002
Sidney Poitier Actor Himself 1 1000022
Paul Newman Actor Himself 1 1000021
Billy Crystal Actor Himself 1 1000007
Julia Roberts Actor Herself 1 1000008
Verna Bloom Actor Herself 1 1000009
Bill Butler Actor Himself 1 1000010
Milos Forman Actor Himself 1 1000006
Martin Sheen Actor Himself 1 1000005
Mark Wexler Actor Himself 1 1000002
Peter Bart Actor Himself 1 1000003
Jane Fonda Actor Herself 1 1000004
Conrad L. Hall Actor Himself 1 1000011
Conrad W. Hall Actor Himself 1 1000012
Saul Landau Actor Himself 1 1000018
George Lucas Actor Himself 1 1000019
Albert Maysles Actor Himself 1 1000020
Irvin Kershner Actor Himself 1 1000017
Elia Kazan Actor Himself 1 1000016
Dennis Hopper Actor Himself 1 1000013
Ron Howard Actor Himself 1 1000014
Norman Jewison Actor Himself 1 1000015
Haskell Wexler Actor Himself 1 1000001
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.