Annie Hall Cabaret Cinema
1977, USA, Woody Allen, 93 min.
Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon and Shelley Duvall
Introduced by director and screenwriter Dan Kleinman
Free with $7 bar minimum
Bits of bliss:
1. Alvy Singer: Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly.
2. New York City as Woody Allen: gloomy, claustrophobic, and socially cold, but also an intellectual haven full of nervous energy
3. Won the 1978 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Diane Keaton won for Best Actress
About the Speaker
Dan Kleinman is now in his seventeenth year on the faculty at Columbia University, where he was chair of the Graduate Film Program and served twice as acting dean of the School of the Arts. Before coming to Columbia, he taught for twenty years at New York University, where he helped found the Tisch School’s Dramatic Writing Program. He has been a mentor at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and at MAISHA: A Filmmakers Laboratory in East Africa. Four of his former students have won Academy Awards for either screenwriting or directing.
Dan's screen credits include the original screenplays Rage (Warner Brothers), directed by and starring George C. Scott, and Welcome to Oblivion (Concorde Films), directed by Lucho Llosa. The Applicant, a short film that he wrote and directed, won the Gold Medal of the Photographic Society of America and many international awards.