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March 16-18, 2023

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William Klein Film Screenings at Anthology Film Archives: Part II

In partnership with ICP's exhibition William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013, Anthology Film Archives hosts a second round of special screenings of a selection of Klein's extraordinary films: Hollywood, California: A Loser's Opera, The Little Richard Story, Maydays, and Messiah, to screen August 11–15, 2022.

Want a full day of film and photography? Select the "combo ticket" option when purchasing your tickets to receive discount admission to the International Center of Photography to view William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013, called by The New Yorker a "knockout retrospective," plus a ticket to one of Klein's film screenings at Anthology Film Archives from August 11–15. Purchase holders can show their combo ticket receipt at ICP for admission to the exhibition.

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.

Upcoming Screenings
William Klein
August 11 at 7:00 PM
August 13 at 5:15 PM
August 14 at 8:45 PM

William Klein
August 11 at 8:45 PM
August 13 at 9:15 PM
August 14 at 6:30 PM

William Klein
August 12 at 7:00 PM
August 13 at 7:00 PM
August 15 at 9:15 PM

William Klein
August 12 at 9:15 PM
August 14 at 3:45 PM
August 15 at 6:30 PM

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