Sunrise Theater Presents Latest from Woody Allen
The Sunrise Theater's SunFlix Series presents the latest film written and directed by Woody Allen, "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," beginning on Thursday, Jan. 6, and continuing through Monday, Jan. 10.
Showings are daily at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 (no Saturday matinee). This film was released in September by Sony Classics and features a plethora of stars including Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts. In classic Woody Allen fashion, the romantic comedy portrays the relationships, trials and tribulations of modern couples, an older couple and their daughter and her husband. It is rated R and runs for 1 hour and 38 minutes.
The following plot summary is taken from the Internet Movie Database website: The movie follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones), and their daughter Sally (Watts) and husband Roy (Brolin), as their passions, ambitions and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine, Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window.
Tom Long of the Detroit News calls the film "a must see for Woody Allen fans." Rafer Guzman of New York Newsday writes that the film "sometimes feels like several one-act plays sewn together. Still, Allen remains a master at sketching people just lightly and finely enough that they become convincing, unpredictable and engrossing." MaryAnn Johanson of Flick Filosopher notes that the film is "all about walking that fine line between tragedy and comedy, and Allen pulls it off with panache ... once more capturing on film the minutiae of modern romance - and what happens when it falls apart - in a way that he hasn't done in many years."
The Sunrise Theater, located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines, is nonprofit. Ticket prices are $7 for all shows. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available, and all movies are commercial free.
Contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or at the website www.sunrisetheater.com.
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