Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 160: Sat Oct 23

 Radio Days (Allen, 1987): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 1.20pm

This 35mm presentation, which also screens (information here) on November 16th, is part of the Mike Leigh Choices season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Mike Leigh introduction: I’m not a fan of all Woody Allen’s films, but I love this one. It’s my go-to comfort movie. Savour its joyous kaleidoscopic cornucopia of characters and its feast of 1940s popular music. For me, it resonates with my lifetime in showbiz, as well as my post-war provincial Jewish childhood. Stanley Kubrick said it was like watching a home movie.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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