Introduction

David Campany introduces The French

By David Campany

This May, writer and curator David Campany joined Metrograph to present William Klein's The French.

Essay

Hard, Fast & Beautiful

By Andréa Picard

Tennis as both timeless allure and time capsule in William Klein’s The French

Past Screening

Broadway by Light

Directed by William Klein

The groundbreaking photographer William Klein’s first foray into cinema is a gorgeous, abstract collage of the neon signs, ads, and marquees that capture the strange beauty of New York City’s Time Square. Klein, director of The French, considers it to be the “first Pop film.”

Last available Jul 2 2021

Streaming

The French

Directed by William Klein

Presented by Wes Anderson

Klein’s stunningly up-close-and-personal sports documentary, set behind the scenes of the 1981 French Open, is back by popular demand. A Metrograph Pictures release.

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Available through Sep 29

Past Screening

Nan Goldin Selects:
Broadway by Light + Street

Directed by William Klein / Jamie Nares

Two homages to NYC, one capturing the strange beauty of Time Square, the other, pedestrians in hypnotic slow motion.

Last available Sep 21 2020