Woody Allen Film Series

Woody Allen Film Series  

Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook)

April 3, 2013

Tonight's film, considered to be "Woody Allen's breakthrough movie" (Time), won four Oscars (Best Picture; Actress (Keaton); Director; and Original Screenplay)  and established Allen as the premier auteur filmmaker. Thought by many critics to be Allen's magnum opus, this film confirmed that he had, "completed the journey from comic to humorist, from comedy writer to wit [and] from inventive moviemaker to creative artist" (Saturday Review). Alvy Singer (Allen) is one of Manhattan's most brilliant comedians, but when it comes to romance, his delivery needs a little work. Introduced by his best friend, Rob (Tony Roberts), Alvy falls in love with the ditzy but delightful nightclub singer, Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). When his own insecurities sabotage the affair, Annie is forced to leave Alvy for a new lifeand lover (Paul Simon) in Los Angeles. Knowing he may have lost Annie forever, Alvy's willing to go to any lengths, even driving L.A.'s freeways, to recapture the only thing that ever mattered: true love. (Amazon) Woody Allen broke into show business at age 15 when he started writing jokes for a local paper, receiving $200 a week.  He later moved on to write jokes for talk shows but felt that his jokes were being wasted.  His agents convinced him to start doing stand-up and telling his own jokes and from there Allen moved into directing (IMDB).

Films begin promptly at 6:30pm.  For more information, contact Matt Layne at 205-445-1121 or mlayne@bham.lib.al.us.

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Phone: 205-445-1141

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Dates & Times

Dates: April 3, 2013


Venue Info

Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook)

50 Oak Street
Mountain Brook, AL 35213

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