Independent British distributors Soda Pictures have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray Robert B. Weide's Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011). Earlier this year, the film was screened in the Classics section of the Cannes Film Festival. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is September 24th.
Documentary about filmmaker, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen, made as part of the long-running American Masters biography series and originally broadcast in two parts. Allen's life is chronicled from his Brooklyn childhood and early career in television and stand-up comedy through to his prolific filmmaking career. The film follows Allen over the course of a year and a half and features contributions from family, friends and stars who have worked with him including Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, Mariel Hemingway and John Cusack.
Great documentary. I love the part when he's explaining his writing process and takes all of his messy notes out of his drawer. And when he personally gives a tour of his old neighborhood and describes his routines. I'm glad I didn't get the DVD. This is a definite buy.