Bananas

Program Running Time 81 min.

Introduced by film scholar and educator Michael van den Bos

Films in Program

Directed By: Woody Allen
(USA, 1971, 81 mins, 35mm)

Incompetent products-tester Fielding Mellish travels to the Latin American country of San Marcos, and quickly finds himself the center of a people’s revolution. Mellish employs his harebrained ingenuity to survive guerilla training and to become a figurehead of this new banana republic. Allen’s second is a zany slapstick smorgasbord of philosophy and absurdism.