GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Annie Hall

In addition to being one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth, Greg Proops is now the host of a new lugubrious, salacious, verbacious monthly podcast: The Greg Proops Film Club! First up, Greg records his latest episode live on the Cinefamily stage, and then it’s time for one of the all-time great comedies. Greg sez: “Annie Hall is Woody before all the yuckiness. Before Soon-Yi and Mia. Before Scarlett Johannsen and Owen Wilson. It is funny. Believe me — some of the best jokes of his career. Plus, it has a soul. You will actually have feelings for the characters and laugh at their situations. Woody was forty when he made this Hollywood success: a comedy that won four Oscars, including Best Picture. Suck on that, Les Mis. Diane Keaton is sexy and hilarious, in a great turn that makes her indelible. This is why Woody was a genius and is allowed to keep making films today. This movie proved to me in high school there was room for neurotic intellectuals, and that they could get shiksa foxes.” Proops will deconstruct, reanimate and regale this fine classic, plus tackle 467 ancilliary tangents in an expert flick of the verbal wrist. Be there!
Dir. Woody Allen, 1977, 35mm, 93 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Doug Benson Movie Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch the trailer for “Annie Hall”!