Enzian Film Society Membership Month activities continue this weekend with a stellar combination of 80’s movie gems and a Meet-the-Filmmaker event, and best of all, they’re both free. Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM we’ll be screening a 35mm print of TOOTSIE (1982), easily one of the most beloved films and great comedies of the period, and a perfect opportunity for us to pay tribute to the recently deceased director/producer/actor Sydney Pollack, whose truly remarkable career spanned six decades. A double Oscar winner for OUT OF AFRICA (not one of my favorites), Pollack’s Best Picture and Best Director nominations were just two of the ten (!) that TOOTSIE received, including the two for Pollack plus Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Original Screenplay, and two Supporting Actress nods for both Teri Garr and Jessica Lange, with Lange taking home the only trophy for the film. The wonderful screenplay was actually co-written by Larry Gelbart of TV’s “Your Show of Shows” and “M*A*S*H” fame, and the terrific cast also included Bill Murray, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, and a stunning Geena Davis in her film debut. TOOTSIE is a members-only (+ guests) special event, so if you’re not already part of the Enzian Film Society, now’s the time to join.
Monday night at 6:30 we’re honored to host perhaps Florida’s greatest living indie filmmaker, Victor Nunez (RUBY IN PARADISE, ULEE’S GOLD), along with a virtually brand new print of his 1984 American Playhouse production, A FLASH OF GREEN. Based on the novel by John D. MacDonald, this drama of small-town Florida corruption and journalistic ethics stars Ed Harris, Blair Brown, Richard Jordan, and John Glover. It is presented in conjunction with Rollins College Critical Media & Cultural Studies Dept. and Dr. Denise Cummings, and thanks to her, this Meet-the-Filmmaker event and film screening with post-film Q&A is free as well and open to everyone, general public included. Just be aware that seating will be on a first come, first served basis, and part of the house will be reserved for Rollins students and faculty.