Faith in Film: Alice
Run Time: 106 min.
March 12, 2023 at 6pm
Starring: Mia Farrow, Joe Mantegna, William Hurt, Blythe Danner, June Squibb
Director: Woody Allen
Screenplay: Woody Allen
Join the Rev. John Zahl (St. Matthew’s, Bedford), for a “Lenten Film Series: Faith in Film” on Sunday nights, Feb 26 – March 26th, featuring an edifying and thought-provoking selection of special movies, exploring themes of conversion, humility, forgiveness, faith in the midst of suffering, and grace. Includes a brief introduction by Rev. Zahl followed by a short discussion afterwards for those who care to stick around. All are welcome!
Trapped in a boring marriage for 16 years, Alice (Mia Farrow) dreams of having an affair with a sexy saxophone player (Joe Mantegna) she meets at her children’s nursery school.
But besides her bad marriage she seems to have a bad back. So she foregoes a day of high-powered shopping on Fifth Avenue for a trip to Chinatown to see Dr. Yang (Keye Luke), an acupuncturist who recommends mysterious herbal potions instead of needles. One magical concoction breaks down her inhibitions. Another makes her invisible. And yet another lets her see and share tender moments with long lost loved ones!
As her madcap fantasy adventures and her affair with Joe intensify, Alice decides to do something drastic about her superficial life.
“It’s a strange, magical film.”– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times