Four Big Apple tales – lighthearted, heartrending and nerve-frying, depending on your proclivities – comprise the Twilight Time four-film February bill of fare. Like the major metropolitan area in which they unfold, these stories run the gamut of emotions from lives in quiet desperation or outright terror to striving for the big leagues and living large. One has a formidable pedigree of a poignant Pulitzer Prize-winning play and an actress/director combo for the cinematic ages. Another is a merciless after-dark subway ride populated by an amazing assemblage of rising talents and veteran character players. There’s also a breezy, unfairly maligned period romp about a couple of hapless conmen who stumble their way from show business to improbable illegality. And the modern master of New York storytelling pays homage to the traditional Hollywood plot of amateur sleuths sussing out suspicious behavior and hidden crime. All are refreshed with a newly remastered 1080p high definition sparkle to make their Gotham dramatic and comedic content resonate.
Debuting February 20 are: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972), starring Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts and Roberta Wallach, directed by Paul Newman, score by Maurice Jarre; Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976), starring James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine and Diane Keaton, directed by Mark Rydell, score by David Shire; The Incident (1967), starring Tony Musante, Martin Sheen and Beau Bridges, directed by Larry Peerce, score by Terry Knight and Charles Fox; and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Alan Alda and Anjelica Huston, directed by Woody Allen. Details of each release will follow in January.