Crimes and Misdemeanors
Director: Woody Allen Run Time: 104 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1989
Starring: Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Orbach, Joanna Gleason, Martin Landau, Mia Farrow, Woody Allen
Woody Allen’s classic comic thriller on life’s CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS. A 35mm presentation.
Judah Rosenthal and Cliff Stern have problems.
Judah’s a respected doctor with a great deal of dirty laundry. His mistress has grown impatient with promises to leave his wife, and threatens to go public with their affair, a revelation that would unravel the good doctor’s professional and social standing. Judah struggles with what to do; does he face the consequences of his actions, or does this desperate situation allow for a more permanent – and unspeakable – solution? Who’s to say what’s unspeakable, anyway?
Cliff’s a documentary filmmaker whose rocky marriage and dodgy finances force him to take on a puff-piece project about his blowhard brother-in-law. While filming, Cliff falls in love with a production assistant and he agonizes over his infatuation with her, while also struggling to glamorize his oafish brother-in-law.
Part of Nitehawk’s January THE PERFECT CRIME brunch series.