Allen V. Farrow is going to cause serious waves when it arrives on HBO on 21 February 2021. The four-part documentary from filmmakers Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy is going to open old wounds and cause a lot of commotion. A social media firestorm will ensue.
Woody Allen looks like he’s going to turn out to be the villain of the piece and Mia Farrow and her family the underdogs. Maybe I’m wrong. The whole Allen V. Farrow affair is a complicated situation and not one that people without knowledge of the situation can really weigh-in on.
This documentary looks like a compelling watch nonetheless.
The synopsis:HBO Documentary Film’s ALLEN v. FARROW, from award-winning investigative filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, is a four-part documentary series that goes behind decades of sensational headlines to reveal the private story of one of Hollywood’s most notorious and public scandals: the accusation of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then seven-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow; their subsequent custody trial, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s daughter, Soon-Yi; and the controversial aftermath in the years that followed. Once celebrated for their on 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 disputes that followed. ALLEN v. FARROW debuts on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), with new episodes airing subsequent Sundays at the same time.
ALLEN v. FARROW will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
This gripping series interweaves new investigative work – meticulously pieced together via intimate home movie footage, court documents, police evidence, revelatory videotape and never-before-heard audio tapes – with 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 – many of them 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 personal lives of artists can lead to re-evaluations of their work.
ALLEN v. FARROW includes an intimate look at Farrow and Allen’s charmed courtship and emergence as one of Hollywood’s power couples, making thirteen influential films together over a decade. Over time, Allen becoming a father figure to Farrow’s children as well as their shared children. Yet, threaded throughout all of their professional success and personal achievements there were dark undercurrents at play.