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The February 22 HBO documentary series Allen v. Farrow

Allen v. Farrow, by award-winning directors Kirby Dick and Amy Seering, is a four-part documentary series that brings back a forgotten tabloid sensation to reveal the personal story of one of Hollywood’s most famous and public scandals: the indictment. in sexual abuse of Woody Allen, including Dylan, his then seven-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow; subsequent custody proceedings, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s adopted daughter, Sun-Yi Priven, and the controversial consequences of what happened in the following years.

Once in the spotlight, because of their partnership on and off the screen, Farrow and Allen’s lives were irretrievably broken after the allegations of assault were made public. Allen vs. Farrow debuted on Monday, February 22 on the HBO GO streaming platform.

This compelling series intertwines new revelations in the investigation with carefully combined intimate footage from a family home movie, court documents, police evidence, a disclosed video and previously unreleased audio recordings with exclusive, in-depth interviews on the subject with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, Ron , family friend Carly Simon, prosecutor Frank Mako, relatives, investigators, experts and people close to the family. Many of them speak publicly about the events for the first time. The series also includes prominent creative personalities who explore Allen’s work in a broader context and reflect on how public revelations about an artist’s personal life can lead to reassessments of his work.

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Allen v. Farrow includes an intimate look at the enchanted courtship game and the appearance of Farrow and Allen as one of Hollywood’s iconic couples, who have made thirteen films together over a decade. Over time, in addition to their children together, Alan became the father of Farrow’s children. And yet, throughout their professional success and personal achievements, there are murky underwater currents. The HBO film examines the devastating effects of the trauma on the family and the haunting skepticism and reactions that result from this type of accusation.

Kirby Dick’s and Amy Searing’s groundbreaking films have had a profound effect on American institutions and led to changes in their policies, as well as raising wide-ranging national debates. Their work has been recognized by every major film and television association, and in addition to their two Oscar nominations, they have won Emmy®, Peabody, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University and George Polk Awards. Their latest critical documentary, “On Recording,” is also available on HBO GO.

The documentary is the work of HBO, along with Impact Partners and the Chicago Media Project produced by Jane Doe Films. Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Seering, and produced by Amy Hardy and Jamie Rodgers. Music by Michael Abels (US, Get Out). HBO producers include Sarah Rodriguez, Lisa Heller and Nancy Abraham.