‘Love and Death’ for Friday Flix

Jul 15, 2017
Boris and Sonja (Woody Allen and Diane Keaton) contemplate the existence of God in “Love and Death.”

Belfast — Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix film series continues its Classic Comedies for Midsummer Nights Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of the library, 106 High St. Admission is free.

This week, it’s “Love and Death” (1975, USA). Who else but Woody Allen could pull off a split-your-sides parody of serious Russian novels like “War and Peace” and “Crime and Punishment”? Allen and Diane Keaton team up to portray unlikely lovers in Czarist Russia. As with many of Allen’s early films, the plot of Boris becoming an accidental war hero, marrying Sonja and plotting to assassinate Napoleon takes a backseat to the rollicking slapstick humor that harkens back to Chaplin and The Marx Brothers.

The month will conclude July 28 with “Harold and Maude” (1971, USA).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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