Produced by Brett Ratner (for real), and directed by Robert Weide ("How To Lose Friends And Alienate People," "Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth"), "Woody Allen: A Documentary" goes behind the scenes with Allen into his home, onto his film sets, and even to his childhood haunts in Brooklyn in what promises to be an exhaustive look at a director who generally keeps his personal life, well, personal. Weide spent considerable time with Allen, following him through the making of "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" right up until to the Cannes premiere of "Midnight In Paris." And if that didn't tip you off, this thing is comprehensive as hell.
Among those being interviewed for the two-part, three and a half hour doc (including Allen himself)? Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Penelope Cruz, John Cusack, Larry David, Mariel Hemingway, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Martin Landau, Sean Penn, Chris Rock, Mira Sorvino, Naomi Watts, Dianne Wiest, Owen Wilson; writing collaborators Marshall Brickman, Mickey Rose and Doug McGrath; cinematographers Gordon Willis and Vilmos Zsigmond; Allen’s sister Letty Aronson; longtime manager Jack Rollins; casting director Juliet Taylor; pals Dick Cavett and Martin Scorsese and more.
So yeah, this is nothing short of a must see. "Woody Allen: A Documentary" airs November 20th from 9 to 11 pm, and November 21st from 9 to 10:30 pm. Set your DVRS. Trailer below. [via Gothamist]