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Blue Jasmine

Director: Woody Allen Run Time: 98 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2013

Starring:  Andrew Dice Clay,  Bobby Cannavale,  Louis C.K.,  Max Casella,  Peter Sarsgaard, Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins

An elegant New York socialite comes undone in San Francisco after her life falls to pieces.

This show is not about laughter. It’s about comedy. You don’t have to laugh to enjoy it. – Andrew Dice Clay

Offending people is a necessary and healthy act. Every time you say something that’s offensive to another person you just caused a discussion. You just forced them to have to think. – Louis CK

Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine shows the dire consequences that can result when people avert their eyes from reality and the truth they don’t want to see. When Jasmine’s (brilliantly played by Cate Blanchett) marriage falls apart, she moves into her estranged sister Ginger’s modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull her life, and her mind, back together. And while what is happening to her echoes the real-life Bernie Madoff scandal, the real problem for Jasmine is that she’s the unwitting instrument of her own downfall. One of Allen’s best.

Part of Nitehawk’s summer program COMEDIANS IN FILM (The Serious Comedian).