U.S., 1975, 82 min, Digital, Dir. Woody Allen, Rated PG, Park Circus
“Love and Death is an almost total treat.“ — Geoff Andrew, Time Out
“Besides being one of Woody's most consistently witty films, Love and Death marks a couple of other advances for Mr. Allen as a film maker and for Miss Keaton as a wickedly funny comedienne.” — Vincent Canby, New York Times
Selected by Mitchell Kaplan
Cowardly scholar Boris Grushenko has the hots for the beautiful Sonja, but cold feet for the Napoleonic Wars. Devastated by news of Sonja's plans to wed a foul-smelling herring merchant, Boris enlist in the army - only to return home a penniless hero! Finally agreeing to marry him, Sonja settles down with poor Boris to a rich life of philosophy, celibacy and meals of snow. But when the French troops invade Russia and Sonja hatches a zany scheme to assassinate Napoleon, Boris learns - in a hilarious but fatal coup attempt - that God is an underachiever, there are no girls in the afterlife and the Angel of Death just can't be trusted!
Steven Krams, cinema founder and president, and Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books owner and cinema board member, welcome you to a year-long program featuring their all-time favorite movies.