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JAN 11, 2013


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‘Manhattan’

Why: There is so much to love in this superb work of American cinema. There is the opening montage, the music during this montage (George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”), and the city captured in the montage. There is the year the film was made (1979—the end of an age and mode of being), the comedian (Woody Allen) at the height of his powers, the stupid beauty of Mariel Hemingway, the brilliance of Diane Keaton, and, of course, the iconic Queensboro Bridge moment. This movie will always show us how to love a city. (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St, grandillusioncinema.org, 7 pm, $8)

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