Michael van den Bos
The film historian and scholar Michael van den Bos discusses the spring collection of the Vancity Theatre’s year-long retrospective of Woody Allen films (Take the Money and Run, Bananas, What’s New Pussycat?, Annie Hall, Bullets Over Broadway, and Midnight in Paris), with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
The second part of the Vancity Theatre’s year-long retrospective of the films of Woody Allen begins later this week. From 18-23 April 2014 catch six more films, the spring collection of Woody Allen: 4 Seasons. We talked about the winter set with the Vancity Theatre’s programmer Tom Charity. And joining me now to talk about the forthcoming films is Michael van den Bos. He’ll be introducing each of the films at select screenings. They are: Take the Money and Run, Bananas, What’s New Pussycat?, Annie Hall, Bullets Over Broadway, and Midnight in Paris. We’ll reflect on those films now, and the recent controversy surrounding Allen. Even though, I’m a member of the Vancity Theatre, as I’m sure Michael is, let’s be clear that our views now are not representative of the Vancity Theatre or the Vancouver International Film Festival. Michael van den Bos is film scholar, film history teacher, and critic. He teaches at Capilano University, and has taught film theory and history at the Vancouver Film School and the Pacific Audio Visual Institute. His website is called Movie Mad. Incidentally, Michael presents the Cinema Sunday program at the Cinematheque. The film this Sunday, 20 April 2014 will be Easter Parade. And he’s also presenting on 29 April 2014 at the Vancity Theatre as part of International Dance Day, Dancing in the Dark, a collection of film’s greatest dance numbers. That’s free. Visit www.viff.org. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Michael van den Bos; Mr. van den Bos, good morning.