HBO Documentary Films’ four-part documentary series ALLEN v. FARROW debuts February 21
ALLEN v. HBO Documentary Film’s FARROW, from award-winning investigative filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, is a four-part documentary series that spans decades of sensational headlines to reveal the private history of one of the most notorious and Hollywood audiences. scandals: the sexual abuse accusation against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then seven-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow; their subsequent trial for custody, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s daughter, Soon-Yi; and the controversial consequences in the years that followed. Once celebrated for their on-screen and off-screen partnership, Farrow and Allen’s lives were irrevocably fractured and their sprawling family torn apart with the public disclosure of the abuse allegations and the vitriolic arguments that followed. ALLEN v. FARROW debuts SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (9-10 PM ET/PT), with new episodes airing subsequent Sundays at the same time.
ALLEN v. FARROW will debut on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. This gripping series weaves together new investigative work – meticulously assembled via intimate personal film footage, court documents, police evidence, revealing videotapes and never-before-seen audio tapes. – featuring exclusive, in-depth interviews on the subject with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, Ronan Farrow, family friend Carly Simon, prosecutor Frank Maco, relatives, investigators, experts and other first-hand eyewitnesses hand – many of whom are speaking publicly about the events for the first time. The series also includes prominent cultural voices exploring Allen’s body of work in a broader context and reflecting on how public revelations about the artists’ personal lives may lead to reappraisals of their work.ALLEN v. FARROW includes an intimate look at Farrow and Allen’s charmed courtship and their emergence as one of Hollywood’s power couples, making thirteen influential films together over a decade. Over time, Allen became a father figure to the Farrow children as well as their mutual children. Yet throughout all of their professional successes and personal accomplishments, there were dark undercurrents at play. FARROW examines the shattering effects of trauma on a family and is a HAUNTING depiction of the skepticism and backlash that can result from an accusation. Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s groundbreaking films had a profound impact on American institutions and culture, driving sweeping political change and far-reaching national discussions. Their work has been recognized by all major film and television awards, including: two Oscar nominations, an Emmy®, a Peabody, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the George Polk Award. Their latest critically acclaimed feature-length documentary, “On The Record,” is currently streaming on HBO Max. HBO Documentary Films presents in association with Impact Partners and Chicago Media Project a production by Jane Doe Films. Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering; produced by Amy Herdy and Jamie Rogers; executive produced by Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, Dan Cogan, Tara Lynda Guber, Artemis Rising Foundation, Maiken Baird, Ian Darling, Steve Cohen & Paula Froehle, The Lozen Foundation, Debbie L. McLeod, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous; edited by Mikaela Shwer and Parker Laramie; music by Michael Abels. For HBO: Senior Producer, Sara Rodriguez; executive producers, Lisa Heller and Nancy Abraham.
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