Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
The annual Searching the Psyche through Cinema series returns for an examination of the most deliberately neurotic American filmmaker, Woody Allen.
Crimes and Misdemeanors is a black comedy that interweaves two stories – one deadly serious and another that is often funny, though both end in sadness. It is perhaps Allen’s most successful blend of comedy and drama. Written and directed by Allen, he also stars alongside Martin Landau and Alan Alda. Rated PG-13. (104 min.)
The post-film discussion leaders are psychologist Claude Brunell and UMKC film professor Tom Poe.
Co-sponsored by the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.