September 30, 2012, @ 2:00 pm
(Woody Allen, US 1977, 93 min.)
New 35mm Print! Coming between the jokey parody of Love and Death and the dour, Bergmaneqsue Interiors, this four-time Oscar-winner (including Best Picture) strikes the perfect balance between flat-out comedy and genuine pathos. It may also be Allen’s finest film. He stars as a neurotic Jewish comedian who obsesses over what went wrong in his relationship with a kooky shiksa (Diane Keaton, Allen’s real-life ex). The autobiographical elements have been widely noted but, according to Allen, greatly exaggerated.