Woody Allen has called The Purple Rose of Cairo his favorite film, the only one that ever really came out right, the way he envisioned it. It's a great film, one that takes a natural extension from Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr., where Buster's character, a projectionist, goes into the frame to solve a mystery.
In The Purple Rose of Cairo, it's Jeff Daniels' 30s screen idol Tom Baxter, having noticed Mia Farrow's Cecilia at every showing of his film, steps out of the screen to live a real life, running around depression era New Jersey with her while his castmates are stuck on screen, waiting for his return.
It's a delicious comedy, one of Woody's best. And its free.
The weather report is a slight chance of a thunderstorm tomorrow, but likely clear skies.
Thursday, May 10
251 Park Avenue South
Winter Park, FL 32789
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.