Thursday, December 4, 2014

."Tootsie" Next FOLA Movie December 6 in Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium


Ralph Pace

"Tootsie" Next FOLA Movie December 6 in Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium
FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will present its next movie, "Tootsie", on Saturday, December 6 at 7 pm at Luldow town Hall Auditorium.
Tootsie is an American comedy-drama film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to adopt a new identity as a woman to land a job. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman, with a supporting cast that includes Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Geena Davis (in her acting debut), Bill Murray, Doris Belack and producer/director Sydney Pollack.
Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. In order to find work and fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels, captivating women all around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey's initial identity. This newfound role, however, lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/'lover,' a female co-star he falls in love with, that co-star's father who falls in love with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his affection.

Jessica Lange won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Julie Nichols. The movie earned a total of ten Academy Awards nominations and in 2000 the American Film Institute ranked Tootsie as the second funniest film of all time.
The movie is free; donations are appreciated.  Popcorn will be supplied by Berkshire Bank.  For information, call 228-7239.

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