The Neurotic Genius of Woody Allen

Tuesday, September 6 – Thursday, September 15, 2011

With his newest film, Midnight In Paris, still in theaters, 75-year-old director Woody Allen is experiencing yet another resurgence in his career. Over the span of more than 50 years in showbusiness, Allen has been a filmmaker, comedian, author, musician and playwright – with varying degrees of success and popularity. Cinema, however, is clearly his calling. From early experiments with the form (Take The Money And Run, What’s Up Tiger Lily?) to hilarious cultural satires in the 70s (SLEEPER) to masterpieces like ANNIE HALL and MANHATTAN through to his seriocomic explorations of relationships and psychology (HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS) and even his nostalgic reminiscences (RADIO DAYS) and forays into ‘serious’ movies (Interiors), Allen has always worn his love for film on his sleeve. Because of his tremendous output as a director (over 40 feature films!), this series is only a brief survey by necessity, but we make an attempt to hit most of the high notes in an amazing career that has left an indelible mark on both popular and arthouse film history.

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