A hapless Depression Era woman finds escape from her husband, her job and her dreary
life at the movies. While she watches a film called "The Purple Rose of Cairo,"
one of the actors spots her in the audience and walks out of the film and into her life.
Naturally, complications ensue.
Post-film discussion led by Dave Singer.
About the director Woody Allen.
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.