Mike Wallace is Here

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: August 9, 2019 - Toronto, Vancouver

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Cast: Mike Wallace

Synopsis

Mike Wallace interviewed many of the 20th century's most influential figures on the TV news series 60 Minutes. During his 39 years on the show, Wallace interrogated his subjects, leaving no stone unturned. Over the course of his career, Wallace won a Golden Globe and numerous Emmy awards. This documentary takes a scrutinous gaze at how we arrived at the precarious media tipping point menacing our democracy today.

Uncovering decades of never-before-seen archival footage from the 60 Minutes vault, filmmaker Avi Belkin crafts a portrait that goes beneath the surface to explore what drove and plagued the investigative reporter, whose controversial career and troubled personal life were inherently entwined with the evolution of broadcast journalism itself.

Director: Avi Belkin
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): John Battsek, Avi Belkin, Rafael Marmor, Peggy Drexler, Christopher Leggett
Official Site: MikeWallaceIsHere.com

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  • 5 stars "The early part of Wallace’s career was before our time so it was fascinating to find out things about him that we didn’t know. There are behind the scenes shoots that give insight into stories we do remember. Although there is no narrator the shots are so well integrated that movie movies along very well. Music also gives it punch. The film doesn’t go Into the “me too” stuff of today but it does delve into his depression, loss of his son and the state of journalism. There really was no one like him and probably never will be. It"