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Fans of the retro era of the legendary Woody Allen will have the chance to revisit four of his classic and critically-acclaimed works, when Gloucester Guildhall showcases them on the big screen, re-mastered in traditional 35mm format.
From Friday 1 to Thursday 21 June 2012, the intimate Gloucester cinema venue will be inviting comedy film fans to immerse themselves in the kooky world of the award-winning screenwriter, director and actor, with The Purple Rose of Cairo, Sleeper, Annie Hall and Manhattan all on the bill.
Kicking off the retrospective will be 1985 comedy-fantasy The Purple Rose of Cairo on Friday 1 and Wednesday 6 June 2012 – a film said to be one of Woody Allen’s personal favourites. Starring Mia Farrow as a Depression-era movie fan and waitress, it follows her life as it is enlivened when her Hollywood idol walks right off the screen and into her life.
The 1973 science fiction comedy Sleeper will follow on Saturday 2 and Thursday 7 June 2012. Starring Woody Allen himself and Diane Keaton, it tells the tale of a jazz musician who is cryogenically frozen during an operation gone wrong and his adventures when he unthaws 200 years later.
On Saturday 16 and Wednesday 20 June 2012, cinema-goers will have the chance to see the Oscar-winning 1977 rom-com Annie Hall, which is considered to be the filmmaker’s breakthrough piece. Dubbed a ‘quintessential New York Movie’, it follows the story of a neurotic comedian trying to untangle webs in his personal life and the hilarious relationship he shares with Annie Hall.
The extravaganza will end with the black and white 1979 comedy-drama Manhattan on Monday 18 and Thursday 21 June 2012, which won the 1980 BAFTA award for Best Film. Woody Allen stars alongside Diane Keaton as a divorced New Yorker who looks for love in the mistress of his best friend, beginning his quest for romance and fulfilment.
Whether you’re a hardened Allen fan, or just looking to expand your classic cinema repertoire, Gloucester Guildhall promises to showcase one of America’s most prominent, versatile and remarkable filmmakers of today in all his glory, hoping to out a few giggles along the way.
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