Discover America Through the Eyes of Cinematic Icon Woody Allen at Monday Night Movies at the Historic Asolo Theater
Sarasota, FL – Dec. 2, 2009 – Discover America through the eyes of cinematic icon Woody Allen at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Monday Night Movies series In Search of Woody Allen’s America at the Historic Asolo Theater. In contrast to the Museum’s concurrent exhibition, In Search of Rockwell’s America (Feb. 13-April 25, 2010), which explores American in the mid decades of the 20th century, the film series explores the facets of American life during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The film series begins Feb. 22 and will continue through March 29, 2010 with film screenings at 7 p.m.
In Search of Woody Allen’s America includes:
Romantic adventures of neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) and his equally neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). 1977 / 83 minutes
- March 1 Hannah and Her Sisters
Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah’s husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. 1986 / 103 minutes
Set at the outset of World War II, this film chronicles the hilarious yet moving adventures of a family’s triumph over their mundane existence. 1987 / 85 minutes
- March 15 Crimes and Misdemeanors
A successful ophthalmologist (Martin Landau) with a seemingly storybook life has the Mafia murder his crazy mistress (Angelica Houston). 1989 / 105 minutes
- March 22 Bullets Over Broadway
Disorganized theater people are exposed in a hilarious behind the- scenes look at the realistic yet whimsical world of Broadway. 1994 / 99 minutes
- March 29 Mighty Aphrodite
Contemporary comedy of a sportscaster in New York who gets involved with shady types after winning money at the racetrack. 1995 / 95 minutes
Tickets are $7 for each film, or $36 for the series of six films, and are available at the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office by calling 941.360.7399 or online at www.ringling.org.