Woody Allen: A Documentary

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United States 2012, 113 mins
Director: Robert Weide
Starring: Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Martin Scorsese

There's something for everyone in this definitive look back at the career of one of American cinema's most prolific and enduring directors.

For newcomers to Woody Allen's extensive oeuvre, there is first-hand insight into his unique creative process from muses such as Diane Keaton (ANNIE HALL), Mariel Hemingway (MANHATTAN) and Scarlett Johansson (VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA). Allen devotees get a rare opportunity to see the 76-year-old Oscar winner stroll around his old neighbourhood, pointing out his favourite childhood haunts and candidly reflecting on his career highs and lows.

While there have been fewer hits down the years than he might have hoped for, Allen's tireless work ethic and raw passion for cinema form the emotional crux of this exceptional documentary portrait.