Legendary writer-director Woody Allen will open up like never before for Woody Allen: A Documentary, as part of PBS’ American Masters series. The two-part, three-and-a-half-hour film follows Allen’s tale from his Brooklyn childhood all the way through his current work. The film, directed by Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and produced by Brett Ratner (!), will feature interviews with friends and colleagues including Larry David, John Cusack, Scarlett Johansson, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn and Martin Scorsese. Weide was allowed unprecedented access to Allen for a year and a half, following the filmmaker from the London shoot of You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger to this year’s Cannes premiere of Midnight in Paris. While I’ve often found Allen’s work to be frustratingly hit and miss, I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent Midnight in Paris and I’m intrigued to see what this documentary reveals about Allen. I certainly hope it’s something more exciting than the talking heads mutual admiration society we see in the trailer.

Woody Allen: A Documentary will air Sunday, November 20 from 9-11 PM and Monday, November 21 from 9-10:30 PM. Watch the trailer for below (via Slashfilm).

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