Doc Nights

THE FRENCH

Directed by William Klein

France, 1982, 2h 15min, DCP, In French and English with English Subtitles

Doc Nights

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752

Pricing

General Public
$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

Student discount: $4 off (only available at the box office with valid student ID)

“In the hands of the great and singular William Klein, it is at once a gripping sports page, a fascinating piece of reportage, and a work of art.”
—Wes Anderson

At first glance, photographer and filmmaker William Klein (the man behind such unique pop-art works as MISTER FREEDOM and WHO ARE YOU, POLLY MAGOO?) may seem like an odd candidate to make the first all-access documentary about the French Open tennis tournament. But it all clicks; the sport, the spectacle, the personalities – among them John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert, and Ivan Lendl. As potent a 1979 time capsule imaginable.

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