The Purple Rose of Cairo


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The Purple Rose of Cairo

  • 1985
  • Directed By: Woody Allen
  • Rated PG
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 82 Minutes
  1. Saturday, February 15, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The Purple Rose of Cairo
Cecilia (Mia Farrow) escapes the everyday drudgery of her monotonous job and dismal marriage by losing herself each afternoon at the movies. On one of her many trips to see the adventure-romance The Purple Rose of Cairo, the film’s hero (Jeff Daniels) breaks the “fourth wall” to take notice of his enraptured fan. Tired of endlessly playing out the same Hollywood fantasy, he exits the screen to join Cecilia in this charming love letter to the cinema from Woody Allen. (35mm presentation)