Midnight in Paris
Autumn 2011 Features series
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 4:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 7:00pm
Directed by Woody Allen
Screenplay by Woody Allen
Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates
Rated PG ·
Spain / USA
English, French, and Spanish
Midnight in Paris
Gil (Owen Wilson) and Inez (Rachel McAdams) travel to Paris as part of a tag-along vacation on her parents’ business trip. Gil is a struggling writer and falls in love with the city and thinks he and Inez should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the “Golden Age”. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing.
Gil’s daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he’s about to marry. A stellar supporting cast including Kathy Bates and Michael Sheen plus the lush picturesque Parisian backdrops makes this romantic comedy a must-see.
Academy Award-Winning writer/ director Woody Allen’s latest is a beautiful and charming story and hailed by critics as one of his best films.
“This is Woody Allen’s 41st film. He writes his films himself, and directs them with wit and grace. I consider him a treasure of the cinema. Some people take him for granted, although Midnight in Paris reportedly charmed even the jaded veterans of the Cannes press screenings. There is nothing to dislike about it. Either you connect with it or not. I’m wearying of movies that are for “everybody” — which means, nobody in particular. Midnight in Paris is for me, in particular, and that’s just fine with moi.” Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times