Woody Allen Documentary

Alex English | 23 April 2012


Woody Allen: A Documentary is an exploration of Woody Allen’s career and artistic practice, from stand-up comic and sometimes-writer for The New Yorker, to a comedy writer for television, to producing some of the most influential films in cinematic history.

For 60 years, Woody has been a puppet master of the emotions. His films, and his life, have made people laugh, cry, and cringe. He made us contemplate life in ways not previously thought: “What if nothing exists and we’re all in somebody’s dream? Or what’s worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?”

Love him or hate him, he is undeniably one of the most iconic filmmakers, auteurs and comedians of our time. The documentary was made by Robert Weide and features interviews with Woody and some of his high-profile admirers like Penelope Cruz, Diane Keaton and Martin Scorsese.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is showcasing Woody Allen: A Documentary from 1 to 18 June in conjunction with the Jazz On Film program.

Let’s hope there’s footage of him drinking two martinis and trying to hijack an elevator to fly to Cuba.

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