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First Roles, Famous Actors: Tootsie
May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
New York actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a talented perfectionist who is so hard on himself and others that his agent (Sydney Pollack) can no longer find work for him. After a soap opera audition goes poorly, Michael reinvents himself as actress Dorothy Michaels and wins the part. What was supposed to be a short-lived role turns into a long-term contract, but when Michael falls for his castmate Julie (Jessica Lange), complications develop that could wreck everything. Tootsie features Geena Davis in her first of many acting roles.
Central Cinema Nights is a movie screening in the Central Library’s Durwood Film Vault taking place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Join us as we watch and discuss documentaries and feature films in a socially conscious setting, chosen to fit a monthly theme. This month’s theme: First Roles, Famous Actors.
This May we are showcasing films in our collection that were the first roles for famous actors. From funny, to gritty, and on to absurd; these films were the first steps for these actors on their roads to fame.
Everyone is welcome! Movie screenings at the Central Library are always FREE and open to the public.