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Friday, October 13 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking

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A cinephile’s dream: the chance to follow legendary director Woody Allen throughout the creation of a film–from inception to premiere–and to enjoy his reflections on some of the finest artists in the history of cinema. 

Eric Lax has been with Woody Allen almost every step of the way. He chronicled Allen’s transformation from stand-up comedian to filmmaker in On Being Funny (1975). His international best seller, Woody Allen: A Biography (1991), was a portrait of a director hitting his stride. Conversations with Woody Allen comprised interviews that illustrated Allen’s evolution from 1971 to 2008. Now, 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.  $10 general public / FREE for Library members

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David Thomson

David Thomson has written about film for The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, Movieline, Film Comment, and Sight & Sound. He is the author of more than 30 books on film, including The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Rosebud: The Story... Read More →

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Eric Lax

Eric Lax’s books include Woody Allen: A Biography, an international bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Bogart (with A. M. Sperber), and Conversations with Woody Allen, which comprises 40 years of interviews with Allen. Lax has written for The Atlantic, Esquire... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Mechanics' Institute Library 57 Post St., San Francisco CA 94104