July 9, 2012 |
In his latest movie "To Rome With Love," Woody Allen plays Jerry, a retired music executive and former opera director who travels to Italy to meet his daughter's fiancé. Upon his arrival in the Eternal City, Jerry encounters his future son-in-law's father, an undertaker who happens to have a perfect operatic voice - but only when he's singing in the shower. The chance discovery precipitates a series of comic set pieces, and prompts Jerry to rediscover his passion for the operatic art form.
December 27, 2011
Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: UCLA Royce Hall, 340 Royce Blvd., Westwood Tickets: $85-$115 Info: http://www.uclalive.org/calendar/events
March 17, 2014 |
Scarlett Johansson defended herself for working with Woody Allen, who has been accused of sexual abuse by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, and for promoting SodaStream, an Israeli-owned company that operates a factory in a West Bank settlement, during a recent interview with the Guardian. Johansson, who has starred in three of Allen's films, was criticized along with other actors by Farrow in an open letter published in the New York Times last month. Johansson told the Guardian , "I think it's irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me. " Regarding the controversy, which ignited a firestorm of debate and prompted Allen to respond with his own New York Times op-ed, Johansson said, "I'm unaware that there's been a backlash.
October 15, 2013 |
Woody Allen has revealed the title of his next movie: "Magic in the Moonlight. " The prolific director isn't saying yet what the film is about. But it is set in the South of France and, judging by images released from the production, appears to be set sometime in the 1930s. (The title may be a reference to Dean Martin's romantic ballad "Magic Is the Moonlight. ") The movie stars Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone and Jacki Weaver, and costars Erica Leerhsen, Catherine McCormack, Paul Ritter and Jeremy Shamos.
February 2, 2011 |
Woody Allen's 41st feature, "Midnight in Paris," starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (wife of the French president), will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, organizers announced Wednesday. But if you're not in Cannes that night, you still might be able to catch the romantic comedy -- it's to be released in some 400 theaters across France on the same day. " 'Midnight in Paris' is a wonderful love letter to Paris", festival director Thierry Frémaux said in a statement.
February 4, 2014 |
Timing is everything in showbiz. And so it is with public controversies too. The resurrection of the 20-year-old Woody Allen controversy surrounding his adopted daughter Dylan (also known as Malone) Farrow comes as the prolific writer-director is riding a surge of critical and commercial success, capped off with his Academy Award nomination this year for "Blue Jasmine," the 24th nod of his career. It also comes as Allen is nearing the opening of one his most significant projects yet - his first-ever Broadway musical.