‘Soapdish’ Film Screening
Sag Harbor Cinema’s ‘Really Funny’ Series Continues with Soapdish
Followed by a conversation with Director Michael Hoffman
Sunday, September 8 at 6pm, Pierson High School
All tickets $10, online and at the door.
Before Reality TV cornered the market, weekday soap operas provided the melodrama we loved to love and loved to hate. In Soapdish, Robert Harling and Andrew Bergman’s brilliant screenplay centers around Celeste Talbert (Sally Field) and Jeffrey Anderson (Kevin Kline), two actors whose past indiscretions dramatically (and hilariously) inform their present and change their lives, and subsequently the plotline of The Sun Also Sets, the popular daytime show in which they both star. As the other actors strategize for power and prestige, Celeste and Jeffrey watch helplessly as their personal and professional lives unravel with a comedic twist truly worthy of a daytime drama. Also featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Downey, Jr., Teri Hatcher, Cathy Moriarty, Elizabeth Shue, Carrie Fisher, Kathy Najimy, Garry Marshall and Ben Stein.
Michael Hoffman grew up in Idaho, co-founded the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and was a Rhodes Scholar. While at Oxford, he wrote, directed and acted in his first feature, Privilege; and created the Oxford University Film Company, a summer program for filmmakers. After the Scottish comedy Restless Natives, he returned to the US to direct Some Girls. In a career that moves fluidly between comedies, drama and period pieces, his credits include: Restoration, One Fine Day, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Emperor’s Club, Soapdish, Promised Land, The Last Station, Best of Me and Gore.