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2023 Annual Conference


March 16-18, 2023

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William Klein Film Screenings at Anthology Film Archives

In partnership with ICP's new exhibition, William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013, Anthology Film Archives hosts special screenings of a selection of Klein's extraordinary films Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?, Mr. Freedom, and The Model Couple, to screen June 3–6, 2022.

Though he remains best known for his photographic work (despite a resurgence of interest in his moving-image work in recent years), Klein has made numerous films over the course of his career, which run the gamut from short and feature-length documentaries to peerlessly inventive fictional satires, as well as uncategorizable works such as his globe-spanning, Handel-themed essay film MESSIAH. Dizzyingly eclectic as they are, Klein's films are united by the same sensibility that distinguishes his photography, which itself encompasses both street and fashion photography: above all, a unique fusion of the penetrating journalistic eye of Weegee, Robert Frank, Helen Levitt, and others, and an unbridled, savagely satirical expressionism that is more reminiscent of an artist like George Grosz.

Reserve tickets to view these extraordinary films. The June 5, 8 PM ET screening of Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? will be introduced by ICP Curator at Large, David Campany.

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