February 17th, 2017 by PRatt
March 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

(US, 1979) Director: Woody Allen. Screenplay by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman. Cinematographer: Gordon Willis. Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy, Meryl Streep.

In the months after 9/11, cinemas frequently screened Manhattan as a tribute to the indestructible beauty and spirit of the city that never sleeps. Today, a new 4K Ultra High Definition restoration of this gorgeous film – shot in luminous black and white by Gordon Willis – can be enjoyed on Cinestudio’s giant screen. Manhattan was made in Woody Allen’s most creative time, which produced Play It Again, Sam, Annie Hall, and Interiors. Allen plays a comedy writer who, while dating a young Mariel Hemingway, falls in love with his best friend’s lover, played by Diane Keaton. The thrilling sounds of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue,, which open and close the film, are the work of the New York Philharmonic led by Zubin Mehta. 96 min.

“One of the best-photographed movies ever made – a breathtaking hymn to the idea of being in love in Manhattan.” Roger Ebert, Great Movies.

“Woody Allen’s writing isn’t just persuasive; it cuts like a laser through the gorgeous black-and-white valentine he constructs to the city. His one-take scenes and ingenious tracking shots etch an indelible portrait of a community in slow decay and are no less breathtaking than Renoir’s Rules of the Game.” – Neil LaBute

“I like to think that one hundred years from now, if people see the picture, they will learn something about what life is like in the 1970s.” – Woody Allen

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