Classic Tuesdays: My Favorite Year

Classic Tuesdays: My Favorite Year

Run Time: 92 min.
January 31, 2023 at 7pm
Main Theater

Starring: Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy
Director: Richard Benjamin
Screenplay: Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo

King Kaiser’s Comedy Cavalcade goes on in minutes. But guest star Alan Swann is exiting the building. Fast. “I’m not an actor. I’m a movie star!” he bellows in stark fear. He just found out the show is LIVE!

Directed by Richard Benjamin and inspired by incidents from comedy legend Mel Brooks’ early career, My Favorite Year is a Golden Age revisited, a zany, misty-eyed tribute to TV’s early days. Academy Award recipient Peter O’Toole plays Swann in his Oscar-nominated performance. Once a swashbuckling movie idol whose face was plastered on fan magazines, Swann is now mostly plastered. And it falls to Cavalcade’s rookie writer (Mark Linn-Baker) to keep him on the sober and narrow before show time!

“A very funny picture. O’Toole is simply astounding.”

– Pauline Kael, 5001 Nights at the Movies

“… an immensely enjoyable and human comedy.”

– Michael Sragow, Rolling Stone

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