Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking (Alfred Knopf)

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Mechanics' Institute
06:30 PM
Film / Television
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Author Eric Lax in conversation with Film Critic David Thomson
Introduction by Michael Fox, CinemaLit Film Series Curator
Eric Lax invites us onto the set--and even further behind the scenes--of Allen's Irrational Man, which was released in 2015, and starred Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. Revealing the intimate details of Allen's filmmaking process, Lax shows us the screenplay being shaped, the scenes being prepared, the actors, cinematographers, other crew members, the editors, all engaged in their work. An unprecedented revelation of one of the foremost filmmakers of our time, Start to Finish is sure to delight not only movie buffs and Allen fans, but everyone who has marveled at the seeming magic of the artistic process.


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