AFI's Night at the Movies
AFI's Night at the Movies
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Presented by SHIRLEY MACLAINE and SALLY FIELD
TriStar, 1989
PRINCIPAL CAST Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts
DIRECTOR Herbert Ross
PRODUCERS Ray Stark, Andrew Stone, Victoria White
SCREENWRITER Robert Harling
STEEL MAGNOLIAS brings together several generations of spirited Southern women in a celebration of life, laughter and love. The chemistry of the all-star ensemble creates movie magic – a beautiful, emotional alchemy that is heartwarming and life-affirming even as it wrings tears from its audience. The title itself refers to the contrasts embodied by its complex protagonists – each of whom is as strong as steel and as delicate as a magnolia.

AFI HONORS for STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Shirley MacLaine is the recipient of the 2012 AFI Life Achievement Award.