Say “I luuurve you” when Woody Allen’s four-time Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Annie Hall comes to this year’s Plaza Classic Film Festival, presented by the El Paso Community Foundation. Allen won Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, Diane Keaton won Best Actress and the touching, inventive 1977 classic won for Best Picture.
It will be our opening night movie on Aug. 4, and the first Woody Allen movie to be shown at the Plaza Classic Film Festival, which returns for its ninth year Aug. 4-14, 2016 in and around Plaza Theatre.
We’re announcing nine more of our 90 movies each week, in honor of our ninth anniversary this year. The full schedule will be announced later this month. Tickets go on sale July 8. Festival Passes and Film Club Passes are on sale now at plazaclassic.com/tickets.
Here are eight more movies that will be in this year’s PCFF:
• Allen’s ex, Mia Farrow, stars as the unwitting mother to the devil’s spawn in Roman Polanski’s disturbing Rosemary’s Baby (1968), showing Aug. 9. It’s part of a monster/horror theme we’re planning for this year.
• Help celebrate Gregory Peck’s 100th birthday with Gentlemen’s Agreement (1947), about a journalist who goes undercover to expose anti-Semitism in a small New England town, Aug. 9
• Spencer Tracy and Fredric March square off in a fictional version of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial in Inherit the Wind (1960), Aug. 11. Sponsored by the El Paso Bar Association.
• Michael Keaton plays a disgusting ghost in the Tim Burton comedy Beetlejuice (1988), Aug. 11
• Cantinflas returns as a priest out to move a small town forward in the comedy El Padrecito (1964), Aug. 7
• Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanson play displaced souls in Tokyo in Sofia Coppola’s absorbing Lost in Translation (2003), Aug. 6
• Henry Fonda and Glenn Ford vie for the nomination of their party in The Best Man (1964), Aug. 13
• A group of kids, whose homes are in danger of foreclosure, go on an adventure after they discover a treasure map in Goonies (1985), Aug. 5.