If anyone lives in the New York City area, the Museum of Arts and Design
is showing six of William Klein's films and hosting a conversation with him, starting in March and going through April.
Among the six, the only one showing that is part of the Eclipse box set is Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?
, while the others are harder-to-see documentaries, including the ones he did on Little Richard and Muhammad Ali. (I think these could make an interesting additional Eclipse box set).
If you don't live in the area, I found one of the films MAD is screening, Messiah
, on YouTube
. The film plays Handel's oratorio in full and accompanies it with images of people in different contexts related to Christianity, most of which are frightening or just bizarre. Kind of in the vein of Baraka
but with a more specific theme and Klein's signature satirical tone. This was the last film he made.Tickets for the talk
will probably go fastest. Anyway, thought I'd give y'all a heads up in case anyone's interested.