Monday Night Movies: Tootsie
6/9/2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Friends of the Mill Valley Library presents Monday Night at the Movies. This month the Friends will present three films featuring actor Dustin Hoffman.
Monday, June 9th @ 7:30 PM
Michael (Dustin Hoffman) is an unemployed actor frustrated by his inability to find work. Out of desperation he dresses in drag to audition for a soap-opera role. He’s rejected but is hired after a tirade impresses the director. As Dorothy, he is working regularly and becomes a celebrity. But he is caught between lying to his girlfriend (Terri Garr) and lying to the leading lady (Jessica Lange) with whom he falls in love. Then Dorothy’s widowed father (Charles Durning) proposes to Dorothy. Finally tired of the deception, Michael/Dorothy has to try to make things right with everyone – including millions of devoted TV viewers. Co-starring Bill Murray as Michael’s roommate, Sydney Pollack (who also directed) as his agent, and Dabney Colman as the TV director. Lange won the Oscar for Best Actress. Hoffman, Garr, and Pollack were all nominated. The film was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
Doors open at 7:00. This series is sponsored by The Friends of the Mill Valley Library. For more Programs and Events at the Library, see the Library Events Calendar.