WOODY ALLEN: retrospective with INTERIORS and MANHATTAN

INTERIORS (1978)

Director and Writer – Woody Allen

Starring – Diane Keaton as Renata

Geraldine Page as Eve

E.G. Marshall as Arthur

MANHATTAN (1979)

Director and Writer – Woody Allen

Starring – Woody Allen as Isaac Davis

Diane Keaton as Mary Wilkie

Meryl Streep as Jill Davis

Woody Allen is tied with Billy Wilder (Sunset Blvd.) for most nominated screenwriter and has been nominated for Best Director six times for an Academy Award. But that is neither here nor there. Woody Allen, an American filmmaker who is also a writer, actor, comedian, playwright and apparently, according to Wikipedia, a musician is an accomplished filmmaker who is worth exploring. Allen has directed forty-five films, been evolved in sixty-five writing projects and acted in forty roles. This man is truly prolific. He is known for his start in directing/acting/writing screwball sex comedies like BANANAS which he then progressed to do more serious comedies like ANNIE HALL. But this is only one facet of Woody Allen’s work. Tonight the ULFC will be looking at two of his movies MANHATTAN and INTERIORS. MANHATTAN – a romantic comedy that explores an unconventional relationship between an older man and a younger woman. A topic that seems to hit closer to real life than most of us would like (do we really need to exploit Allen’s wife?) but none the less is something that happens and should be looked at. While INTERIORS is his Ingmar Bergman inspired film which has been said to be devoid of emotion; yet at the same time completely filled with it even if it is strained. Both are very different films but are similiar in their exploration of human relationships and their intricacies.

Tonight in Galileo’s at 6 pm.

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