Lecture to Explore Woody Allen's Films

Author and cinema professor Charles Champlin will explore the career of director-writer-actor Woody Allen in a lecture Jan. 8 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills.

The discussion will begin at 8 p.m. in the Grand Lobby Gallery, where an 80-work exhibition, "Woody Allen at Work: The Photographs of Brian Hamill," is on display.

A longtime student and fan of Allen's films, Champlin is The Times' arts editor emeritus.

He will trace the director's development through 22 films from 1977's "Annie Hall" to this year's "Mighty Aphrodite."

Admission is $2, free for academy members and students.

Information: (310) 278-5673.

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