November 17, 2011


Beginning Sunday Night, PBS’ American Masters series will air Woody Allen: A Documentary, and the film’s trailer has been posted online.  No matter your thoughts about the hit-and-miss aspect of his later films or how you feel about his personal life (which shouldn’t matter in the first place if you’re appraising his art), Woody Allen is a legend of American cinema.  Director Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm) was allowed unprecedent access to Allen and followed him through the making of You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger through the premiere of Midnight in Paris (a film which will probably earn Allen his 15th Oscar nomination for screenwriting).   Along the way, Weide conducted a plethora of interviews with Allen’s peers and the actors he’s worked with over the course of his long career.  While the trailer makes the movie looks more like a celebration of Allen rather than a warts-and-all documentary, Allen is a director who should be celebrated for his work and I’m excited to see how Weide has approached his subject.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Woody Allen: A Documentary is a three-and-a-half film that will air in two parts.  Part one will run Sunday, November 20 from 9-11 PM, and part two airs Monday, November 21 from 9-10:30 PM.  Click here for what producer Brett Ratner had to say about the documentary.

Trailer via PBS via FirstShowing.

Watch Woody Allen: A Documentary on PBS. See more from AMERICAN MASTERS.


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