The Tribeca Film Festival heralded Woody Allen's return to making his films in New York City by debuting his new movie, "Whatever Works" on the festival's opening night April 22nd, 2009.
"Whatever Works" is Allen's first film shot in his hometown of Manhattan since 2004.
"Whatever Works" is a described as a comedy starring Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Begley Jr. and Patricia Clarkson.
The Tribeca Film Festival is co-founded by Robert De Niro, and will run through May 3rd, 2009.
An Oscar-winner for writing and directing Annie Hall and for his Hannah and Her Sisters screenplay, Allen is the author of the Broadway plays Don't Drink the Water, Play It Again, Sam and The Floating Light Bulb. Known for his wittily neurotic persona and skill with both comedic and dramatic films, Allen's acclaimed body of work includes Sleeper, Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Love and Death, Interiors, Manhattan, Stardust Memories, Zelig, Broadway Danny Rose, The Purple Rose of Cairo, September, Husbands and Wives, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, Sweet and Lowdown, Hollywood Ending, Melinda and Melinda, Match Point and Scoop, Cassandra's Dream and the recent Vicky Christina Barcelona.
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