"A lovely idea of showing my film in a film festival in my own city," Woody Allen said in a statement regarding the announcement that his "Whatever Works" will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. "It's very exciting."
The Tribeca Film Festival and Sony Pictures Classics announced that the film, Allen's first film shot in New York since 2004, will premiere at the festival on Wednesday, April 22nd.
"I fell in love with New York through Woody Allen's movies and I am excited we are opening this year's Festival with Sony Pictures Classics for the world premiere of Woody's Whatever Works," said Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal in a statement. "'Whatever Works' is a uniquely funny addition to his body of work."
"Works" stars Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, and Ed Begley Jr. It is produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, with cinematography by Harris Savides, production design by Santo Loquasto, editing by Alisa Lepselter and costume design by Suzy Benzinger.
The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival will announce its feature film slate on March 9 and 11, 2009. The festival runs April 22nd to May 3rd, 2009.
Sony Pictures Classics is planning a summer 2009 release.