The films of Woody Allen are featured in a new retrospective at the Vancity Theatre, Woody in Winter (22 December 2013 to 02 January 2014). To discuss the films featured, and the career of Woody Allen, with Joseph Planta, is Tom Charity, a programmer with the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
There’s a terrific film series beginning on 22 December 2013 to the first of the year, it’s called Woody Allen 4 Seasons: Woody in Winter at the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Vancity Theatre. It’s a year-long retrospective on the films of Woody Allen, films that have won him three Oscars for screenwriting, and one for directing. The Woody in Winter segment features the following films: Hannah and Her Sisters, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Radio Days, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Shadows and Fog, Everyone Says I Love You, Love & Death, and the fantastic documentary on Allen by Robert Weide. Joining me now is Tom Charity. He’s the film programmer at the Vancity Theatre, and a freelance film critic whose work has appeared on CNN.com and Lovefilm.com. He’s also a contributing editor to Cinema Scope magazine, and a contributor to Sight & Sound. He joins me to discuss the work of Woody Allen, the prolific filmmaker who’s averaged a film a year since 1969, this much anticipated film series, and more. Michael van den Bos will be introducing these films. The website for tickets and information is at www.viff.org. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Tom Charity; Mr. Charity, good morning.