Mosaic Film “Crimes & Misdemeanors”

Tuesday, February 18

Judah Rosenthal (Martin Landau) is an ophthalmologist and a pillar of the community who has a big problem: His mistress, Dolores Paley, has told him that he is to leave his wife and marry her – as he had promised to do so often – or she will tell everyone of their affair. When he intercepts a letter Dolores has written to his wife Miriam (Claire Bloom), he is frantic and confesses all to his shady brother, Jack, who assures him that he has friends who can take care of her. Meanwhile, filmmaker Cliff Stern (Woody Allen) is having his own problems. He’s been working on a documentary film for some time but has yet to complete it. He and his wife Wendy have long ago stopped loving one another and are clearly on their way to divorce. He falls in love with Halley Reed who works with a producer, Lester (Alan Alda). Cliff soon finds himself making a documentary about Lester, hating every minute of it.Woody Allen’s bitter sweet comedy was nominated for 3 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes and 6 Baftas.  (Subtitles available)