Melinda and Melinda
Director: Woody Allen Run Time: 109 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2005
Starring: Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chloë Sevigny, Jonny Lee Miller, Radha Mitchell, Wallace Shawn, Will Ferrell
Chloë Sevigny is a wealthy New Yorker reevaluating the meaning of her life in Woody Allen’s MELINDA AND MELINDA.
A 35mm presentation.
Traversing his classic theme, Woody Allen intertwines two alternating stories of comedy and tragedy in Melinda and Melinda. The parallel stories are introduced in the film’s opening scene in which four sophisticated New Yorkers enjoy a dinner out on a rainy night. An anecdote provokes a discussion between writers Max and Sy about the dual nature of human drama, symbolized by the comedy/tragedy mask of theater. Ultimately a comic tale unfolds, pitted against a more dramatic version of itself-both centered around a somewhat enigmatic woman named Melinda. Chloe Sevigny’s character is part of the tragic storyline where a neurotic Melinda comes to stay with her and makes her reevaluate her own life.
Part of Nitehawk’s THE WORKS: CHLOË SEVIGNY.