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the films of WILLIAM KLEIN…

PART 1: “WHO ARE YOU POLLY MAGOO?”

Klein’s first feature — a film Stanley Kubrick described as ten years ahead of its time…

Kubrick saw Polly Magoo in his private screening room.  Then he wrote me a letter saying that the film was ten years ahead of its time, that he related to it very strongly, and that he felt we had a great deal in common.  I was very pleased by this letter.  I was just getting ready to do “Mr. Freedom”, and I wrote back immediately, saying that I was trying to raise money for my new film.  And never got an answer!

— William Klein 1988


“WHO ARE YOU POLLY MAGOO?” 1966 directed by William Klein

once impossible to find, now part of Criterion’s box set “The Delirious Fictions of William Klein” along with “Mr. Freedom” and “The Model Couple”…

(quote excerpted from a conversation with Johnathan Rosenbaum, “Cinema Outsider: The Films of William Klein”, Walker Art Center 1989)

DAVID KRAMER…

D.K. is the best artist…

from BARTOS FINE ART

This show was inspired by a project archiving Kramer‘s productive twenty-year career of art making. His practice began in the time-honored traditions of painting and sculpture, expanded to include the live performance of concrete poems, which further evolved into the text-based drawings that he is best known for.  Kramer rounds out his art production as director, set designer and star of a number of videos, which has lead to the creation of elaborate gallery installations. This introductory survey reaches as far back as 1989 and presents a selection of work that highlights the radical, multi-disciplinary nature of Kramer’s creative process.

opening tomorrow night at Armand Bartos Fine Art — 25 E 73rd, NYC…

the LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL 2010…

from the house that Elvis built…

the annual event opens friday on the very stage where The King had his eight year run, playing 827 consecutive sold out shows attended by over 2.5 million people (thank you very much)…

featuring shorts, foreign films, docs, animation, music videos, TV pilots, a screenplay competition, pool parties, VIP events and more…

6.4- 6.6 @ the Las Vegas Hilton — for info go to The Las Vegas Film Festival

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