Mike Wallace Is Here
Directed by Avi Belkin
Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace is as riveting as it is topical. Mike Wallace Is Here mirrors its subject’s scrutinous gaze to better understand how we arrived at the precarious media tipping point menacing our democracy today. Exhuming decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, filmmaker Avi Belkin crafts an all-archival portrait that explores what drove and plagued this restless reporter, whose storied career and troubled personal life were inherently entwined with the evolution of broadcast journalism itself.
Panel Discussion and Q & A with Holly and Paul Fine, friends of Mike Wallace and award-winning producers of many of his segments on 60 minutes.
Sat Oct 5