Manhattan (New York)
MONDAY NIGHTS WITH OSCAR PRESENTS “Manhattan” (1979)
The alluring cityscapes of New York in 1979 were brilliantly captured by director of photography Gordon Willis in “Manhattan.” Shot entirely in black and white to the music of George Gershwin, “Manhattan” boasts a high-profile cast including Diane Keaton, Wallace Shawn, Michael Murphy and Meryl Streep, who plays the lesbian ex-wife of Woody Allen’s character (Isaac). The film also features a star-making, Oscar®-nominated performance by a teenage Mariel Hemingway. Actress in a Supporting Role honors that year went to Streep for her performance in “Kramer vs. Kramer.”
Allen and Marshall Brickman penned the Academy Award®-nominated screenplay for “Manhattan” following their Oscar-winning collaboration on 1977’s “Annie Hall.”
This presentation of “Manhattan” marked the film’s 30-year anniversary and featured a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive.
Directed by Woody Allen. Produced by Charles H. Joffe. Screenplay Allen, Marshall Brickman. United Artists. 96 minutes. Screened with permission from MGM.
- Monday, November 16, at 7 p.m.
- Academy Theater at Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street, New York, NY
(between Park and Lexington)