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Talks + Readings: Patti Smith, Eileen Myles, and Miranda July, For Starters

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Nitehawk’s “Booze & Books” series is partnering with Abrams Books for a signing of Tom Shone’s Woody Allen: A Retrospective and screening of the director’s 1980 film Stardust Memories (starring Allen, Charlotte Rampling and Jessica Harper). Fittingly, the movie is about a filmmaker recalling his various inspirations while attending a retrospective of his work. Before the show Shone will be signing the illustrated biography, the first complete film-by-film overview of Allen’s career; it includes original interviews as well as 250 behind-the-scenes stills, photographs, posters, and ephemera. Don’t forget to ask about the special cocktail for sale, inspired by the film – it is “Booze & Books,” after all.
Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. Nitehawk Cinema, 36 Metropolitan Avenue (Williamsburg). $15 (ticket only) or $45 (ticket plus book).

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Movie Night Curated by Greta Gerwig: Broadway Danny Rose

Among the flicks selected by actress Greta Gerwig to be screened inside of the new palm-tree oasis at Beach 96th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard are Last Days of Disco (starring kindred “it” girl Chloe Sevigny, Aug. 9), Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose (Aug. 16), Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (Aug. 30), and The Landlord (Aug. 23).

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Williamsburg’s Newest Takeout Joint Serves a Woody Allen Sando

Drive In Sandwiches (Photo: Instagram @driveinbk)

Drive In Sandwiches (Photo: Instagram @driveinbk)

First a Williamsburg filmmaker paid tribute to Annie Hall, and now a Williamsburg sandwich maker is doing the same.

At Drive In Sandwiches, which opened yesterday at 690 Metropolitan Avenue, the Annie Hall consists of pastrami, swiss, tomatoes, onions, and homemade slaw on a baguette. Other “feature presentations” (i.e. specialty sandwiches) are named after classics like The Hangover, Down By Law, and Three Amigos.

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#AnnieHall Brings Woody Allen’s Classic Into the Internet Age

J.P. Porter — the hero of #AnnieHall, a new homage to Woody Allen’s classic, essential love letter to New York City — is a rather sassy guy who likes to talk. Admittedly, it’s mostly jabber fueled by neurotic preoccupations that belie an unshaken confidence, but it’s entertaining stuff. Hence his success with women nearly half his age. J.P. is too narcissistic to be considered a depressive, but he would definitely agree with Alvy Singer’s sentiment that life is “full of loneliness and misery and suffering and unhappiness and it’s all over much too quickly.”
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