Helmer unspools truth behind ‘Tell’

Wexler chats about his father-son docu

HOLLYWOOD — “Tell Them Who You Are” helmer Mark Wexler talked about his very personal docu at the Variety screening series.

The majority of the Q&A session dealt with the film’s main subject — renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the director’s father.

“The film started out about fathers and sons,” helmer said at the Nov. 18 sesh. “But as I started filming my dad, I thought that he is a pretty good subject, so I don’t need any other fathers and sons.’

Wexler interviewed Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas and Milos Forman, but did not succeed in pinning down fellow documentarian Michael Moore or the ever elusive Warren Beatty. The latter said yes, but Wexler never got him after a year and a half of trying.

“His assistant and I have become good friends,” Wexler joked.

More Scene

  • 'SORRY TO BOTHER YOU'

    Why 'Sorry to Bother You' Director Boots Riley Thinks His Satirical Comedy Is 'Realistic'

    HOLLYWOOD — “Tell Them Who You Are” helmer Mark Wexler talked about his very personal docu at the Variety screening series. The majority of the Q&A session dealt with the film’s main subject — renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the director’s father. “The film started out about fathers and sons,” helmer said at the Nov. 18 […]

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    HOLLYWOOD — “Tell Them Who You Are” helmer Mark Wexler talked about his very personal docu at the Variety screening series. The majority of the Q&A session dealt with the film’s main subject — renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the director’s father. “The film started out about fathers and sons,” helmer said at the Nov. 18 […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    HOLLYWOOD — “Tell Them Who You Are” helmer Mark Wexler talked about his very personal docu at the Variety screening series. The majority of the Q&A session dealt with the film’s main subject — renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the director’s father. “The film started out about fathers and sons,” helmer said at the Nov. 18 […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    HOLLYWOOD — “Tell Them Who You Are” helmer Mark Wexler talked about his very personal docu at the Variety screening series. The majority of the Q&A session dealt with the film’s main subject — renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the director’s father. “The film started out about fathers and sons,” helmer said at the Nov. 18 […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    HOLLYWOOD — “Tell Them Who You Are” helmer Mark Wexler talked about his very personal docu at the Variety screening series. The majority of the Q&A session dealt with the film’s main subject — renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the director’s father. “The film started out about fathers and sons,” helmer said at the Nov. 18 […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    HOLLYWOOD — “Tell Them Who You Are” helmer Mark Wexler talked about his very personal docu at the Variety screening series. The majority of the Q&A session dealt with the film’s main subject — renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the director’s father. “The film started out about fathers and sons,” helmer said at the Nov. 18 […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    'Vida,' 'One Day at a Time' Showrunners Recount Being Called Racial Slur in Writers' Room

    HOLLYWOOD — “Tell Them Who You Are” helmer Mark Wexler talked about his very personal docu at the Variety screening series. The majority of the Q&A session dealt with the film’s main subject — renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler, the director’s father. “The film started out about fathers and sons,” helmer said at the Nov. 18 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content