This Saturday 7th December, LOCO and Picturehouse cinemas will present Woodystock, their second annual celebration of Woody Allen’s birthday. He is 78 this year. The evening begins with a screening of his best loved movie ANNIE HALL at 6pm. Annie Hall is one of the very few comedy films that has ever won Best Picture at the Oscars (alongside It Happened One Night, You Can’t Take It With You, The Apartment and The Artist). Annie Hall also won Oscars in three other categories: two for Allen (Best Director and, with Marshall Brickman, Best Original Screenplay), and Diane Keaton for Best Actress.
The screening will be followed by a live show upstairs in Hackney Attic featuring: NISH KUMAR, who is about to begin a two week solo run at Soho Theatre; STEVE ORAM (writer / star of Sightseers) and TOM MEETEN; Edinburgh fringe favourite LOU SANDERS; DAN SCHREIBER, QI Elf, Museum of Curiosity co-founder and stand-up comic; and RACHEL MARS, award-winning stand-up and performance artist.
Finally, KERRY SHALE, who is the world’s only Woody Allen-approved Woody Allen reader (he read Woody’s audiobooks) will be interviewed in character as Woody by FRANCINE STOCK, presenter of The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4.
Woodystock is a teaser for LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, which returns 23-26 January 2014, lightening up London in the most miserable week of the year.
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
Tickets from Picturehouse 0871 902 5734