MARITTIMO FILM EVENTS
During the CoVID-19 situation, Marittimo is setting up a curated series of film nights to whet your motion picture appetite. These films are specially selected to view in a synchronized watch party with other Marittimo VIP and includes a live introduction, commentary on history and suggested drink and food to complement your viewing experience. =
For participating in the Watch Party, you will need the following:
1. Computer preferably PC (optional laptop to TV)
2. Google friendly email account
3. Portable device with Facebook Messenger to receive video calls
STEPS TO WATCH PARTY:
2. Download MPC-BE player located here
3. Download SyncPlay here
4. Once Steps 1-3 are completed, join the Maritiimo Facebook Group for a video call to sync to the watch party
Directed by: Woody Allen
Produced by: Charles H. Joffe
Written by: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Cinematography: Gordon Willis
Edited by: Susan E. Morse
Distributed by: United Artists
April 18, 1979 (Premiere)
April 25, 1979 (United States)
Running time: 96 minutes
Budget: $9 million
Box office: $39.9 million
Manhattan is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen and produced by Charles H. Joffe. The screenplay was written by Allen and Marshall Brickman. Allen co-stars as a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer who dates a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway) but falls in love with his best friend (Michael Murphy)'s mistress (Diane Keaton). Meryl Streep and Anne Byrne also star.
Manhattan was filmed in black-and-white and 2.35:1 widescreen. It features music by George Gershwin, including Rhapsody in Blue, which inspired the film. Allen described the film as a combination of Annie Hall and Interiors.
The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hemingway and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Allen and Brickman. Its North American box-office receipts of $39.9 million made it Allen's second biggest box-office hit (adjusting for inflation). Often considered one of his best films, it ranks 46th on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list and number 63 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies". In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.