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ALLEN V. FARROW

Synopsis

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.

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The Filmmakers

Kirby Dick Director

Kirby Dick is a two-time Emmy award-winning and two-time Academy award-nominated investigative filmmaker behind some of the most groundbreaking documentaries today with his creative partner Amy Ziering. His most recent projects directly impacted American politics and culture, resulting in real-world change. His latest project, ALLEN v. FARROW (2021), 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. ON THE RECORD (2020) is a searing examination on the intersection of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, tells the powerful and haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon as she struggles with her decision to be one of the first women of color to come forward in the wake of #MeToo. His Oscar-nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR (2012) broke the story on the epidemic of rape in the US military and led to five congressional hearing and the passing of 35 reforms through congress. THE HUNTING GROUND (2015) started a national discussion for sexual assault on college campuses and ignited sweeping policy reform at hundreds of institutions. THE BLEEDING EDGE (2018) unearthed the fast-growing medical device industry’s corruption and malfeasance; compelling industry giant Bayer to remove a harmful device from the market, and catalyzing a worldwide debate about regulation and patient safety.

Dick also directed TWIST OF FAITH (2004), the story of a man confronting the trauma of his past sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, which was also nominated for an Academy Award. Other films include OUTRAGE (2009), nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism; THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED (2006), a breakthrough investigation of the MPAA’s secretive film ratings system; and DERRIDA (2002), a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

Throughout Dick’s filmography, notable accolades he has amassed include: two Oscar nominations, two Emmy awards, a Peabody, an Independent Spirit Award, a duPont-Columbia Award, the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking, an Upton Sinclair Award, the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize, and the George Polk Award.

Amy Ziering Director

Amy Ziering is a two-time Emmy award-winning and Academy award-nominated investigative filmmaker behind some of the most groundbreaking documentaries today with her creative partner Kirby Dick. Her most recent projects directly impacted American politics and culture, resulting in real-world change. Her latest project, ALLEN v. FARROW (2021), 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. ON THE RECORD (2020) is a searing examination on the intersection of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, tells the powerful and haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon as she struggles with her decision to be one of the first women of color to come forward in the wake of #MeToo. Her Oscar-nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR (2012) broke the story on the epidemic of rape in the US military and led to five congressional hearing and the passing of 35 reforms through congress. THE HUNTING GROUND (2015) started a national discussion for sexual assault on college campuses and ignited sweeping policy reform at hundreds of institutions. THE BLEEDING EDGE (2018) unearthed the fast-growing medical device industry’s corruption and malfeasance; compelling industry giant Bayer to remove a harmful device from the market, and catalyzing a worldwide debate about regulation and patient safety.

Ziering also co-directed and produced DERRIDA (2002), a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida. Other films she produced include OUTRAGE (2009), nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism; and Kristen Johnson’s Oscar-shortlisted CAMERAPERSON (2016) and Josh Fox’s AWAKE: A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK (2017) as an executive producer.

Throughout Ziering’s filmography, notable accolades she has amassed include: an Oscar nomination, two Emmy awards, a Peabody, an Independent Spirit Award, a duPont-Columbia Award, the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking, an Upton Sinclair Award, the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize, and the George Polk Award.

Updates

Don't miss the finale of ALLEN V. FARROW!

3/12/21

The final episode of ALLEN V. FARROW will air on HBO this Sunday, March 14th, at 9pm ET.

Don't forget to check out the companion podcast, hosted by director Amy Ziering, for an insider look at the filmmakers' investigation into one of Hollywood's most notorious scandals, new interviews with experts, family and friends, and exclusive material that wasn’t included in the documentary series. The podcast reached #2 on iTunes and was named Vulture's podcast of the week.

ALLEN V. FARROW Episode 2 + Podcast

2/27/21

Don't miss the second episode of ALLEN V. FARROW this Sunday, February 28th, at 9pm ET.

Plus, check out the companion podcast, hosted by director Amy Ziering, for an insider look at the filmmakers' investigation into one of Hollywood's most notorious scandals, new interviews with experts, family and friends, and exclusive material that wasn’t included in the documentary series.

ALLEN V. FARROW launches on HBO tonight!

2/21/21

Don't miss the first episode of ALLEN V. FARROW on HBO tonight! The Impact Partners-supported four-part series from directors Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering will air on HBO on Sundays, beginning February 21st.

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Reviews

Devastating...ALLEN V. FARROW is a nail in the coffin of Woody Allen’s legacy.”

-Los Angeles Times

The most essential, important viewing of the year.”

-New York Post

Powerful...Convincing for those who still need convincing.”

-IndieWire

Methodically reported and deeply emotional.”

-The Washington Post

A damning investigation [that] leaves no stone unturned.”

-Vanity Fair

Thorough and damning...Completely unforgettable.”

-Collider