This summer EYE was showing ‘The Comedies of Woody Allen’. On August 22th, EYE and the John Adams collaborated on a special screening of three Woody Allen films in which New York plays an important role. John Adams-director Tracy Metz gave an introduction on the role the city plays in Allen’s films (4.30 pm); sociologist Jan Rath of the University of Amsterdam gave a talk based on his anthology ‘Immigration and the New Urban Landscape’ in New York and Amsterdam (7pm).
Subsequently the National Youth Jazz Orchestra played in the EYE Arena as part of the ‘Grachtenfestival’, with a repertoire inspired by Woody Allen’s odes to the big city.
More information can be found here.
Moderator: Tracy Metz & Jan Rath
In collaboration with: EYE
Watch the opening scene of Manhattan.