The four-part documentary series Allen v. Farrow, from award-winning investigative filmmakers Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, goes behind the years of sensational headlines to reveal the private story of one Hollywood’s most notorious and public scandals: the accusation of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then 7-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.

Along with new investigative work — pieced together via intimate home movie footage, court documents, police evidence, revelatory videotape and never-before-heard audio tapes — the series includes exclusive interviews on the subject with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, Ronan Farrow, family friend Carly Simon, prosecutor Frank Maco, relatives, investigators and experts.

Allen v. Farrow also examines the effects of trauma on a family, and features prominent cultural voices exploring Allen’s body of work in a broader context and reflecting on how public revelations about the personal lives of artists can lead to re-evaluations of their work.

HBO Documentary Films presents in association with Impact Partners and Chicago Media Project a Jane Doe Films Production. Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering; produced by Amy Herdy and Jamie Rogers.

Ian Darling is an Executive Producer of Allen v. Farrow



AV CLUB: March 15, 2021
“Allen v. Farrow filmmakers say Woody Allen is “welcome to do an interview” with them anytime”
— by Britt Hayes

DECIDER: March 15, 2021
“Twitter Reacts to ‘Allen v. Farrow’ Finale: ‘Just Start Saying Pedophile’”
— by Kayla Cobb

FOX NEWS: March 15, 2021
“HBO’s ‘Allen v. Farrow’ filmmakers offer Woody Allen a chance to speak out for a fifth episode: ‘We’re here’”
— by Stephanie Nolasco

FOX NEWS: March 15, 2021
“Mia Farrow claims Woody Allen ‘weaponized’ adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn against her: ‘I love’ her”
— by Stephanie Nolasco

FOX NEWS: March 15, 2021
“Woody Allen ‘should be in jail,’ Meghan McCain says after conclusion of HBO doc”
— by Jessica Napoli

FOX NEWS: March 18, 2021
“Woody Allen case prosecutor on why he believes Dylan Farrow’s allegations”
— by Julius Young

INDIEWIRE: March 13, 2021
“Woody Allen’s Campaign Donation Refused by New York City Candidate”
— by Kristen Lopez

NEW YORK POST: March 14, 2021
— by Dana Kennedy

THE SUN: March 15, 2021
“ALLEN V FARROW Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow says he ‘shoved her face into a plate of hot spaghetti’ and abused her in the attic”
— by Grant Rollings

TV INSIDER: March 13, 2021
“Worth Watching: The Grammys, ‘Witches’ and ‘Allen v. Farrow’ Finales, Kids Choice Awards”
— by Matt Roush

“Dylan Farrow speaks out at conclusion of ‘Allen v. Farrow’: ‘Never stop believing survivors’”
— by Suzy Byrne

“Dylan Farrow says she hopes her story ‘can help others heal’ as ‘Allen v. Farrow’ concludes”

BUSTLE: March 14, 2021
“Allen v. Farrow Is Bigger Than Woody Allen”
— by Gretchen Smail

BUSTLE: March 14, 2021
“What To Know About Woody Allen’s Longtime Publicist”
— by Gretchen Smail

THE DAILY BEAST: March 14, 2021
“The filmmaking legend’s abuse allegations are currently being explored in “Allen v. Farrow.” But he also harbored a tight bond with the late sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.”
— by Kate Briquelet & Marlow Stern

DECIDER: March 14, 2021
“Ronan Farrow Says Woody Allen Offered to Pay for His College if He Discredited Dylan Farrow”
— by Kayla Cobb

EW.COM: March 14, 2021
“What we learned from the Allen v. Farrow finale: ‘Every message of support has been a gift’”
— by Tyler Aquilana

HOLLYWOOD LIFE: March 14, 2021
“Mia Farrow Accuses Woody Allen OfTurning Her Kids Soon-Yi & MosesAgainst Her: He ‘Weaponized Them’”
— by Marissa Charles

LAW & CRIME: March 15, 2021
“Could Woody Allen Be Prosecuted for Alleged Sexual Assault of Dylan Farrow After All These Years? We Answer This and Other Legal Questions Raised by HBO’s ‘Allen v. Farrow’”
— by Elura Nanos

NEW YORK TIMES: March 14, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 4 Recap: An Adult Dylan Farrow Speaks Out”
— by Julia Jacobs

PEOPLE: March 15, 2021
“Mia Farrow Says Woody Allen ‘Weaponized’ Soon-Yi Previn Against Her: ‘I Love’ Her”
— by Alexia Fernández

PEOPLE: March 17, 2021
“Prosecutor in Dylan Farrow’s Sexual Abuse Allegation Case Against Woody Allen: ‘I Believe Her’”
— by KC Baker

ROLLING STONE: March 14, 2021
“Allen v. Farrow’: Everything We Learned From Harrowing Docuseries”
— by Daniel Kreps

USA TODAY: March 14, 2021
“’It’s a lifelong sentence’: ‘Allen v. Farrow’ finale depicts wreckage of alleged assault on Dylan’”
— by Erin Jensen

WASHINGTON POST: March 15, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’: 4 takeaways from the final episode, which focuses on the fallout of the trial”
— by Sonia Rao

WASHINGTON POST: March 19, 2021
“Documentaries are changing public opinion about celebrities — with consequences even the filmmakers didn’t expect”
— by Emily Yahr

THE WRAP: March 14, 2021
“‘Allen v Farrow’: Dylan Farrow Says Family Was ‘Never the Same’ After Sexual Assault Allegations”
— by Andrea Towers

ESQUIRE: March 17, 2021
“If You Still Don’t Believe Dylan Farrow in ‘Allen v. Farrow’, It’s Time to Ask Yourself Why”
— by Dom Nero

THE GUARDIAN: March 15, 2021
“Allen v Farrow takes Dylan Farrow’s accusation seriously. She deserves no less”
— by Moira Donegan

INDIEWIRE: March 12, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’: A Growing Genre of #MeToo Documentaries Makes a Final Plea to Skeptics”
— by Jude Dry

INDIEWIRE: March 17, 2021
“What Will It Take to Stop Woody Allen’s Career? Why ‘Allen v. Farrow’ Isn’t Enough”
— by Eric Kohn

“The Germaphobe”
— by Jan Oxenberg

LOS ANGELES TIMES: March 14, 2021
“Commentary: What Woody Allen’s defenders are really upset about”
— by Lorraine Ali

THE MARY SUE: March 15, 2021
“The Only Conclusion After HBO’s Allen v. Farrow Docuseries Is: Believe Dylan Farrow”
— by Princess Weekes

MEDIUM I SABRA BOYD: March 8, 2021
“Allen v. Farrow is Really About How Children Don’t Have Legal Rights”
— by Sarah Boyd

NBC NEWS: March 15, 2021
“HBO’s ‘Allen v. Farrow’ suggest Woody Allen took America for a ride on the Gaslight Express”
— by Lynn Stuart Parramore

THE NEW EUROPEAN: March 16, 2021
“The documentary that made me realize I was wrong about Woody Allen”
— by Jason Solomons

“What Does the Dylan Farrow Home Video Reveal?”
— by Amanda Hess

PREVAIL: March 19, 2021
“Shadows & Fog: Woody Allen Ran an Op on Mia Farrow”
— by Greg Olear

THE RINGER: March 15, 2021
“The Merging of the Art and the Artist in ‘Allen v. Farrow’”
— by Alison Herman

INDY WEEK: March 17, 2021
“A Four-Part Docuseries on HBO May Be One-Sided, but after Decades of Woody Allen Dominating the Media Narrative, Focus on His Victims’ Stories Is Long Overdue” ★★★★
— by Leigh Tauss

NME: March 15, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’ review: long-running sexual abuse scandal reinvestigated”
— by Nick Levine (4 out of 5)

PAJIBA: March 16, 2021
“Mia Farrow’s Fear is the Most Revealing Part of ‘Allen v. Farrow’”
— by Roxana Hadadi

READY STEADY CUT: March 15, 2021
“Allen v Farrow episode 4 recap – the ending explained” ★★★★
— by Jonathon Wilson

TV GUIDE: February 26, 2021
“The Roush Reviews: Allen v. Farrow” ★★★★1/2
— by Matt Roush

USA TODAY: March 3, 2021
“Cancel culture is a cop-out to victims”
— by Alia E. Dastagir

AARP: March 5, 2021
“What to Watch on TV and Streaming This Week”
— by Tim Apello

ACESHOWBIZ: March 1, 2021
“Dylan Opens Up That The Episode Features ‘A Video Of Me As A Seven-Year-Old Child Disclosing My Abuse To My Mother,’ Noting That ‘This Is The Most Vulnerable Part Of Who I Am.’”

BUSINESS INSIDER: February 28, 2021
“How the ‘Allen v. Farrow’ directors got the heart-wrenching video of 7-year-old Dylan Farrow alleging Woody Allen’s sexual abuse”
— by Jason Guerrasio

BUSTLE: February 28, 2021
“A Full Timeline Of Woody Allen & Christina Engelhardt’s Relationship”
— by Gretchen Smail

BUSTLE: February 28, 2021
“Every Movie Woody Allen & Mia Farrow Worked On Together”
— by Grethen Small

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: February 28, 2021
“Dylan Farrow encourages ‘empathy, compassion and an open mind’ ahead of new ‘Allen v. Farrow’ episode”
— by Ellise Shaffer

THE CINETALK: February 27, 2021
“Allen v. Farrow: A Documentary about Woody Allen’s dark past”
— by Honey Mishra

COMPLEX: February 27, 2021
“Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow”
— by Kevin Wong

THE DAILY BEAST: March 4, 2021
“Mia Farrow on Woody Allen’s ‘Horrible Lies’ and Ruthlessness”
— by Marlow Stern

DEADLINE: February 28, 2021
“Dylan Farrow Speaks Out Before Tonight’s Airing Of Her 7-Year-Old Self On HBO’s ‘Allen V. Farrow’”
— by Bruce Haring

DECIDER: February 28, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’ Dives into Allen’s Relationship with 17-Year-Old Christina Engelhardt”
— by Kayla Cobb

E! ONLINE: February 28, 2021
“Dylan Farrow Asks for “Empathy” and “Compassion” Ahead of New Allen v. Farrow Episode”
— by Alyssa Morin

EW.COM: March 1, 2021
“Dylan Farrow addresses Allen v. Farrow clip of her younger self alleging abuse by Woody Allen”

FOX NEWS: March 1, 2021
“HBO’s ‘Allen v. Farrow’ unveils videos of Woody Allen sexual claim made by Dylan Farrow”
— by Stephanie Nolasco

HOLLYWOOD LIFE: February 28, 2021
“Mia Farrow Admits To ‘Slapping’Daughter Soon-Yi Over Woody AllenAffair: ‘I’m Not Proud Of That’”
— by Marissa Charles

HOLLYWOOD LIFE: February 28, 2021
“Christina Engelhardt: 5 Things To KnowAbout The Actress Who Allegedly Dated Woody Allen When She Was 17”
— by Julie Teti

“Dylan Farrow Asks for Empathy Ahead of Powerful ‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode”
— by Ryan Parker

“’Allen v. Farrow’ Reveals New Footage to Support Woody Allen Assault Claim | THR News”

INDIEWIRE: February 28, 2021
“Dylan Farrow Speaks Out About Never-Before-Seen Footage of Her at Age 7 Disclosing Alleged Abuse”
— by Ryan Lattanzio

INDIEWIRE: March 3, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’ Team Defends Series Against Criticism It Omits Facts Supporting Woody Allen”
— by Zack Sharf

LOS ANGELES TIMES: March 5, 2021
“Column: One week’s news reveals the revolutionary strength of the Me Too movement”
— by Virginia Heffernan

MEAWW: March 1, 2021
“Why was Dylan Farrow not wearing underpants? Disturbing details before she said Woody Allen ‘touched my privates’”
— by Jyotsna Basotia

PEOPLE: February 28, 2021
“Mia Farrow Says She ‘Encouraged’ Woody Allen to Bond with Daughter Soon-Yi Previn Before Discovering Their Affair”
— by Alexia Fernández

PEOPLE: February 28, 2021
“Dylan Farrow Speaks Out About Home Video of Her at Age 7 Discussing Alleged Woody Allen Abuse”
— by Nicholas Rise

SHOW SNOB: March 1, 2021
“Allen v. Farrow: How to watch the stirring new docuseries tonight”
— by Mads Lennon

USA TODAY: February 28, 2021
“’Allen v. Farrow’: Woody proposed ‘father-daughter time’ in attic, says Dylan, 7, in disturbing video”
— by Erin Jensen

VARIETY: February 28, 2021
“Dylan Farrow Encourages ‘Empathy, Compassion and an Open Mind’ Ahead of New ‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode”
— by Ellise Shafer

VULTURE: March 1, 2021
“Dylan Farrow Addresses Footage of 7-Year-Old Self Alleging Child Abuse in Allen v. Farrow”
— by Halle Kiefer

THE WRAP: February 28, 2021
“‘Allen v Farrow’: Dylan Farrow’s ‘Harrowing’ Home Video Account of Abuse”
— by Andrea Towers

THE WRAP: February 26, 2021
“‘Allen v Farrow’: Mia Farrow Recounts ‘Absolute Bulls–‘ Phone Calls With Woody Allen About Soon-Yi”
— by Andrea Towers

THE WRAP: February 28, 2021
“Dylan Farrow Implores ‘Empathy, Compassion’ in Watching Her 7-Year-Old Self Accuse Woody Allen on Video”
— by Rosemary Rossi

“Allen v. Farrow’ reveals video of 7-year-old Dylan Farrow describing alleged sexual abuse by Woody Allen”
— by Stephen Proctor

YAHOO!: February 28, 2021
“Dylan Farrow Asks for “Empathy” and “Compassion” Ahead of New Allen v. Farrow Episode”
— by Alyssa Morin

YAHOO!: February 27, 2021
“‘Allen v Farrow’: The 5 Most Disturbing Revelations From HBO’s Docuseries”
— by J. Clara Chan & Andrea Towers

BUZZFEED: March 1, 2021
“20 Things We Learned From Episode 2 Of “Allen V. Farrow””
— by Ehis Osifo

THE DAILY BEAST: March 5, 2021
“Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering also addressed the news that Andrew Cuomo hired Woody Allen’s longtime lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz.”
— by Marlow Stern

ESQUIRE: February 28, 2021
“A Full Timeline of Dylan Farrow’s Sexual Assault Accusations Against Woody Allen”
— by Lauren Franc

EW.COM: February 28, 2021
“What we learned from Allen v. Farrow episode 2: ‘The only way to protect myself’”
— by Tyler Aquilina

HARPERS BAZAAR: February 27, 2021
“The Key People to Know in Allen v. Farrow”
— by Emma Dibdin

“’Allen v. Farrow’: Woody Allen Sexual Assault Claim Supported in Never-Before-Seen Dylan Farrow Videos”
— by Jackie Strause & Tatiana Siegel

NEW YORK TIMES: February 28, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 2 Recap: A Family Torn Apart”
— by Julia Jacobs

ROLLING STONE: February 28, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’: What We Learned From First Two Episodes of Docuseries”
— by Daniel Kreps

SCREEN RANT: March 1, 2021
“Allen V. Farrow: 10 Things We’ve Learned So Far In The Docuseries”
— by JJ Rankin

US MAGAZINE: March 1, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’ Revelations: Everything We Learned About the Case Against Woody Allen”
— by Emily Longeretta

“‘Allen v. Farrow’: 5 takeaways from the second episode, which focuses heavily on Soon-Yi Previn”
— by Sonia Rao

THE WRAP: February 27, 2021
“‘Allen v Farrow’: The 5 Most Disturbing Revelations From HBO’s Docuseries”
— by J. Clara Chan & Andrea Towers

“Ken Hoffman blasts his former hero and center of controversial new HBO documentary”
— by Ken Hoffman

NEW YORK TIMES: March 5, 2021
“Why My Teenage Self Gave Woody Allen a Pass”
— by Ginia Bellafante

VANITY FAIR: March 5, 2021
“Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow, and the Long, Uphill Road to a Reckoning”
— by Maureen Orth

VOX: March 1, 2021
“The Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow story is also a story of workplace abuse”
— by Constance Grady

VOGUE: February 27, 2021
“On Britney, Mia, and the Way the Media Treated Women in the ’90s”
— by Molly Jong-Fast

“Allen v. Farrow” ★★★★
— by Marina Gordon

IAN THOMAS MALONE: March 4, 2021
“Allen v. Farrow captures society’s ugly tolerance for bad behavior from talented artists”
— by Ian Thomas Malone

NEW YORK TIMES: March 2, 2021
“Woody Allen, Mia Farrow and What Popular Culture Wants to Believe”
— by Alexis Soloski

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: February 8, 2021
“Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s perilous pairing is focus of new HBO docuseries with family interviews”
— by Nancy Dillon

New York TIMES: February 5, 2021
“Filmmakers Look at Woody Allen Abuse Allegations in Four-Part Series”
— by Nicole Sperling

ABC NEWS RADIO: February 6, 2021
“HBO documentary ‘Allen v. Farrow’ digs deep into the child abuse allegations against Woody Allen”
— by Stephen Iervolino

C21 MEDIA: February 8, 2021
“HBO doc investigates Allen v Farrow”
— by Karolina Kaminska

COMPLEX: February 6, 2021
“Watch the Teaser Trailer for HBO Docuseries ‘Allen v. Farrow’ on Woody Allen’s Abuse Allegations”
— by Tara C. Mahadevan

DAILY MAIL: February 6, 2021
“Never-before-seen footage of Dylan Farrow aged 7 accusing father Woody Allen of sexual abuse to air on HBO in explosive four-part documentary exploring his relationship with Mia Farrow”
— by Rachel Sharp

DAILY WIRE: February 8, 2021
“‘It’s Just The Tip Of The Iceberg’: HBO Documentary Will Explore Woody Allen Abuse Allegations”
— by Paul Bois

FOX NEWS: February 8, 2021
“Woody Allen abuse allegations to be explored in new HBO doc: ‘It’s just the tip of the iceberg’”
— by Stephanie Nolasco

GAMERSGRADE: February 8, 2021
“Allen v. Farrow Trailer Explores Woody Allen & Mia Farrow Scandal”
— by Justine

“Explosive Woody Allen Documentary Series Coming to HBO”

HOT 106.1: February 7, 2021

MORTYS TV: February 6, 2021
“HBO Documentary Films’ Four-Part Documentary Series “Allen v. Farrow,” From Award-Winning Investigative Filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, Debuts February 21”
— by Morty

MOVIEMAKER: February 8, 2021
“Inside Knives Out; Falcon and the Winter Soldier Trailer; Allen v. Farrow Redux”
— by Tim Molloy

THE NATIONAL DIGEST: February 8, 2021
“HBO Announces Four-Part Docuseries On Woody Allen Allegations”
— by Eric Mastrota

NME: February 6, 2021
“HBO shares teaser trailer for upcoming ‘Allen v. Farrow’ docuseries”
— by Will Lavin

PEOPLE: February 5, 2021
“Woody Allen HBO Docuseries Explores Past Abuse Allegations: ‘It’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg’”
— by Alexia Fernandez

“HBO sets “Allen v. Farrow” doc from Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering”
— by Jillian Morgan

SCREEN RANT: February 8, 2021
“Allen v. Farrow Trailer Explores Woody Allen & Mia Farrow Scandal”
— by Christopher Tsang

SF GATE: February 5, 2021
“HBO docuseries to explore Woody Allen, Mia Farrow fallout”

UPROXX: February 5, 2021
“HBO’s ‘Allen V. Farrow’ Trailer Explores The Abuse Allegations Made Against Woody Allen”
— by Josh Kurp

UPI: February 5, 2021
“‘Allen v. Farrow’ docu-series to debut on HBO Feb. 21”
— by Karen Butler

YAHOO FINANCE: February 8, 2021
“Watch the Teaser Trailer for HBO Docuseries ‘Allen v. Farrow’ on Woody Allen’s Abuse Allegations”
— by Tara Mahedevan

YAHOO NEWS: February 5, 2021
“‘Explosive’ Woody Allen documentary featuring video account from 7-year-old Dylan Farrow to debut on HBO”
— by Brendan Marrow