Woody Allen Turns 80 at Kino Aero

Woody Allen Turns 80 at Kino Aero

December 1, 2015 marks the 80th birthday of one of contemporary cinema’s most iconic figures, New York-based director Woody Allen.

Allen began his nearly 60-year career in the late 1950s writing for television with Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, and others.

He made his directing debut in 1966 with What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, a re-dubbed version of Japanese action film.

For 1977’s Annie Hall, which also won Best Picture, Woody won Oscars for Screenplay and Direction. He’s been nominated for a total of 24 Oscars, winning four.

Since 1982, he has released at least one feature film every year.

To mark the occasion of Woody Allen’s 80th, Prague’s Kino Aero is having a week-long retrospective that covers some of the director’s acclaimed works along with his most recent movies.

Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, December 1:

18:00 Crimes and Misdemeanors
20:30 Annie Hall

Wednesday, December 2:

10:00 Magic in the Moonlight
18:00 Midnight in Paris
20:30 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Friday, December 4:

18:00 Irrational Man
20:00 Blue Jasmine
22:15 Zelig 

Saturday, December 5:

17:30 Husbands and Wives
20:00 Hannah and Her Sisters
22:15 Manhattan Murder Mystery

Jason Pirodsky

Hailing from Syracuse, New York, Jason Pirodsky made his way to Prague via Miami and has stuck around, for better and worse, since 2004. A member of the Online Film Critics Society (www.ofcs.org), some of his favorite movies include O Lucky Man!, El Topo, Berlin Alexanderplatz, and Hellzapoppin'. Follow him on Twitter for some (slightly) more concise reviews.

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