Mr. Freedom

1968, 97m, 35mm, France

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened March 7–12, 2018

Part of the program

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. “C​onceivably 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.

A film by William Klein