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Documentary about Little Richard.
The film observes both students and workers protesting in the streets and the activities of the various assemblies and committees within the Sorbonne. Although it risks reifying and fetishizing the revolutionary past, the film offers an invaluable and comprehensive vision of this rupture in everyday reality.
In 1977 France, the Ministry of the Future chooses two "normal," white, middle-class citizens, Claudine (Anémone) and Jean-Michel (André Dussolier), for a national experiment. They will be monitored and displayed on television for six months in a model apartment outfitted with state-of-the-art products and nonstop surveillance--the template for "a new city for the new man." (criterion.com)
While in Algiers to cover the 1969 Pan African Cultural festival, Klein met Cleaver, charismatic leader of the Black Panthers and a fugitive from the USA. Made at the request of Cleaver and the Algerian government, Klein filmed Cleaver nonstop for three days, capturing a fascinating sketch of the controversial figure as he reflects on racism in America, the attempts on his life, the Vietnam War, and the relationship between the American Black Power movement and African liberation groups.
A historical and a cultural icon is captured in the making in this full-blown portrait -- its footage has been mined for countless other Ali documentaries -- of the out-of-the-ring but never off-stage Ali, pre- and during world fame. (Film Forum)
Mr. Freedom, a pro-America superhero who fights for God and country by beating, robbing, raping and killing anyone who looks like they might disagree with him.
In seven different parts, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy for the North-Vietnamees army during the Vietnam-war. (imdb)
Satire. Polly Maggoo is a fashion model in Paris, 20, on the runway at the big shows where magazine editor Miss Maxwell is the reigning opinion maker. The ridiculous passes for sublime. Polly becomes the subject of a vapid TV news documentary, "Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?," and she's pursued by the filmmaker and by the prince of Borodine, a small country. (imdb)
Broadway by Light (1958) - Short Film
An experimental meditation on Times Square marquees and iconic advertising, Klein's first film captures the concurrently seedy and dazzling aspects of New York's Great White Way. Illustrative of Klein's transition from photographer to filmmaker, Broadway by Light was declared by Orson Welles to be "the first film I've seen in which color was absolutely necessary. -- (calendar.walkerart.org)