(Woody Allen, US 1979, 95 min., 35mm)
Senior Matinee. Presented free to seniors (62+) on Monday afternoons through October. Beginning this March, our senior matinee screenings are fully incorporated into our regular film calendar. Cinematic classics from the George Eastman House collection will be presented in 35mm, the way they were originally screened and were meant to be seen. This series is made possible in part by the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation and the Monroe County Office for the Aging.
Woody Allen’s most critically acclaimed movie is a love letter to his hometown set to the romantic music of George Gershwin and photographed in glorious black & white Panavision by Gordon Willis. The story details the love life of comedy writer Isaac Davis (Allen), who is torn between sweet, devoted 17-year-old Tracy (Mariel Hemingway) and the neurotic but fascinating Mary (Diane Keaton), the mistress of Isaac’s best friend (Michael Murphy). To complicate matters, Isaac’s ex-wife (Meryl Streep) has written a tell-all memoir of their failed marriage.