A riot of pop-art comic strip visuals, Klein’s spy movie satire squarely takes aim at U.S. Imperialism incarnate, as its hulking titular superhero (John Abbey) arrives in Paris on a mission to defeat the Communist menace, aided by seductive French operative Delphine Seyrig. Featuring Donald Pleasance, Serge Gainsbourg, and an uncredited Yves Montand as Capitaine Formidable. “Conceivably the most anti-American movie ever made.”—Jonathan Rosenbaum
In English and French with English subtitles
Introduced by critic Ed Halter, editor of From The Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader (Seven Stories Press) on March 7. This first comprehensive anthology of film writing originally published by Grove Press — the American distributor of Polly Maggoo and Broadway By Light — will be on sale at the concession stand after the screening!
Ed Halter is a critic and curator living in New York City, and a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.