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Comfort Film Discussion #4: Tootsie
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursdays mornings in May. You’ve seen these films, let’s discuss them!
May 28 @ 11:00am – Tootsie, USA 1982
Directed by Sydney Pollack
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 gets 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. The film earned Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Sydney Pollack), Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Lange and Teri Garr) and Best Writing. Film is rated PG, 1 hour 59 minutes, please watch before attending.
All four films are available on Netflix. Watch the film on your own, and then Zoom in for a conversation on the dates listed above. Professor Bob Kagan, who teaches Communication at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford, will lead the discussions via Zoom.