David Rakoff is an essayist, a contributor to public radio's This American Life, and the author Fraud, Don’t Get Too Comfortable, and Half Empty.
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Allentown

A 2006 Woody Allen film festival in Manhattan screened more than 30 of the New York master’s movies. One writer tried to go to every one of them.

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Pardon Me

My childhood bullying, and an attempt to atone for it

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Deconstructing Harry and Crimes And Misdemeanors…That’s All, Folks!

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Zelig and The Front

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Interiors and Stardust Memories

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Take The Money And Run and What’s Up, Tiger Lily?

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Manhattan

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy and Another Woman

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Husbands And Wives and Hannah And Her Sisters

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Wild Man Blues and (not) Sweet And Lowdown

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Bananas and Sleeper

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Radio Days and Broadway Danny Rose

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Bullets Over Broadway and Everyone Says I Love You

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Mighty Aphrodite and Manhattan Murder Mystery

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Play It Again, Sam and The Purple Rose of Cairo

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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Annie Hall

Adventures at a Woody Allen film festival

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King of the Forest

The Viennese pornographer turned critic who dreamed up Bambi