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Mike Wallace Is Here is a close examination of the legacy of one of the most incisive and confrontational TV journalists of his time. From his seat at CBS, Wallace aggressively interrogated some of the key figures of the 20th century. Director Avi Belkin reaches deeply into the television archives for rare finds, emerging with a portrait of a brilliant, troubled reporter and a timely reminder of the power of television in shaping the public consciousness.

The Landmark, 10850 Pico Blvd., Rancho Park; Fri., July 26, various showtimes; $12-$15; (310) 470-0492, landmarktheatres.com.