Results tagged “American Film Institute” from Spotlight

'Tootsie' Tonight on the National Mall

By Doug Rule
August 12, 2013 11:05 AM |
“Before there was ‘Lola’ there was ‘Tootsie!’” Billy Porter tweeted last week as a birthday toast to actor Dustin Hoffman. Porter won a Tony Award this year for his work playing Lola in Kinky Boots, the hit musical co-written by Harvey Fierstein, who of course won one of his several Tonys for playing Edna Turnblad in 2002’s Hairspray. But before ... [Read]

The American Film Institute's Silver Theatre launches a retrospective of gay filmmaker Todd Haynes with a new 35mm print celebrating the 20th anniversary of Poison, inspired by the transgressive tales of Jean Genet. The director's first feature-length film, Poison is provocative (for its time), highly stylized, and is ultimately marked by a grimy despondency. The film deals mainly with sex ... [Read]

Jaws at the AFI SIlver

Posted by Randy Shulman
September 12, 2010 9:15 AM |
In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Jaws, the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre screens the original summer blockbuster from Steven Spielberg. It's the movie that put the director on the map -- but, honestly, he has editor Verna Fields to thank, since the fear Jaws incites is all in the editing (it certainly isn't in the rubbery mechanical shark). ... [Read]