Monday Nights with Oscar® (New York)
MONDAY NIGHTS WITH OSCAR PRESENTS “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989)
With special guests Screenwriter Alfred Uhry and Director Bruce Beresford
“You’re my best friend. No. Really. You are.” – Daisy Werthan to Hoke Colburn
The 62nd Academy Awards resulted in two notable bits of Oscar history: it was the first time a movie based on an Off-Broadway play received the Best Picture award, and Best Actress winner Jessica Tandy became the oldest performer to win a competitive Academy Award. Nominated for nine Academy Awards and winning four, “Driving Miss Daisy” still resonates with its messages of friendship and loyalty. Directed by Bruce Beresford from the screenplay by Alfred Uhry, the film also features an Oscar-nominated performance by Morgan Freeman, reprising his stage role as Hoke Colburn, Daisy’s longtime driver and unlikely best friend in segregated Atlanta at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement. Noted playwright, Pulitzer Prize recipient and Academy Award winner Alfred Uhry will join in an onstage discussion about “Driving Miss Daisy’s” extraordinary journey from Off-Broadway hit to Best Picture winner to its recent Broadway debut. Zanuck Company; Warner Bros. 99 mins.
- Monday, December 13, at 7 p.m.
- Academy Theater at Lighthouse International
111 East 59th StreetNew York, NY
(between Park and Lexington)