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Woody Allen remains one of the most prodigious talents of his
generation, a triple threat wonder representing acting, directing and writing, almost
exclusively for motion picture comedies. But, as weve seen most recently with
Allens riveting, character-driven neo-noir, MATCH POINT, he is equally accomplished
at drama as well. Please join us for some of his most acclaimed comedy films, including
MANHATTAN, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX (BUT
WERE AFRAID TO ASK) and THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO.
Wednesday, May 3 - 7:30 PM
MANHATTAN, 1979, Sony Repertory, 96 min. Director Woody Allen
is a divorced New York City comedy writer interacting with a divergent variety of friends
and lovers in this biting comedy-drama about relationships. Co-starring a dream cast,
including Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy, Tisa Farrow.
Wednesday, May 10 7:30 PM
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO,
1985, Sony Repertory, 84 min. Dir Woody Allen. 1930s matinee idol, Jeff
Daniels, walks down off the movie screen into sweet, adoring fan Mia Farrows
life in this bittersweet, comic fantasy. With Dianne Wiest, Danny Aiello, Van Johnson,
Milo OShea, Edward Herrmann.
Thursday, May 18 - 7:30 PM
HANNAH AND HER SISTERS,
1986, Sony Repertory, 103 min. Dir. Woody Allen. A romantic comedy set in New York
over a Thanksgiving holiday involving Hannah (Mia Farrow) and her precocious
siblings (Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest), all playing virtual musical chairs with a
gang of lovers (Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Max Von Sydow, Sam Waterston). With Lloyd
Nolan and Margaret Sullivan (Mias real-life mom) as the girls
put-upon parents. Allen is very funny as Farrows hypochondriac ex-husband. Caine and
Wiest won Best Supporting Oscars while Allen won a statuette for Best Screenplay.
Wednesday, May 31 - 7:30 PM
YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK), 1972, Sony
Repertory, 87 min. Dr. David Reuben, who wrote the now nearly-forgotten bestseller of the
same name, could never have guessed how director Woody Allen would transform his
sexual infotainment tome into a hilariously tasteless, episodic comedy about the birds and
the bees. With a gigantic cast of greats, including Allen, Lynn Redgrave, Tony Randall,
Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser, John Carradine (!) and more.