The Cinematic Cityscape of Woody Allen: The Wild Wild West Side on Film
Thursday, September 14th, 6:30-8:00pm
Woody Allen’s uniquely romantic and comically inventive use of the Upper West Side and its charms is at the thematic heart of some of his most iconic NYC films, including Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Hannah and Her Sisters. From the fabulous façades of the Ansonia and Alwyn Court to rambling Upper West Side interiors (oh those libraries!), it is clear that the UWS is a star all its own in Allen’s cityscape. Paula Uruburu, Professor of English and Film Studies at Hofstra University, is our guide for a cinefantastic tour of New York’s Upper West Side, as seen through the nostalgic and neurotic lens of NYC’s quintessential filmmaker, circa 1977-1986. Join in a fantastic evening of film clips, discussion, and UWS nostalgia!