Director: Woody Allen Run Time: 91 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1979
Starring: Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Michael Murphy, Woody Allen
Take a walk through the monochrome streets of Woody Allen’s MANHATTAN. Presented in 35mm!
Forty-two-year-old comedy writer Isaac Davis (Woody Allen) is dating a high school girl (an affectingly awkward Mariel Hemingway). He doesn’t see the relationship going anywhere, but the girl’s well of admiration towards him is a nice change of pace from his last relationship, which ended with his wife leaving him for another woman. Isaac’s best friend is married, but he spends most of his time with a bright young mistress, Mary (Diane Keaton), who, not surprisingly, Isaac has a thing for too.
Beautifully photographed by Gordon Willis, life in Woody Allen’s Manhattan is one defined by loneliness and a pervasive sense that there’s always something better out there, be it a new town, a new girl, or a new job. This universal yearning inspires Allen’s collection of troubled Manhattanites to trade around their affections like a deck of baseball cards.
Part of Nitehawk’s February I CHOO-CHOO-CHOOSE YOU brunch series.