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FROM WOODY, WITH LOVE

JUNE 21ST, 2011

FROM WOODY, WITH LOVE

It seems that Woody Allen had to move away from New York City to get his mojo back. Following his flings in London and Barcelona, Allen set his eyes on Paris in what is essentially a love letter to the city.

Midnight in Paris’ Woody Allen-esque protagonist Gill (Owen Wilson) is a Hollywood writer who longs for the Parisian jazz era. Sans the Delorean but in true Marty McFly style, Gill ends up jumping back and forth between the present and the past, rubbing elbows with Paris’ most colourful citizens like Hemingway, Stein, Picasso and Dalí.

Lit and art history weren’t this entertaining in school. —AG

At Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 2110 Burrard St., Vancouver, www.festivalcinemas.ca and International Village, 88 W. Pender St., Vancouver, www.cineplex.com

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