Tuesday, October 8, 2019

AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: Denzel Washington

There isn't all that much time on TCM this month for special programming what with four nights of the week being taken up by various regular(ish) programming: the Star of the Month on Mondays; the "Short and Sweet" Spotlight on Wednesdays; and the horror on Thursdays, and Fridays with the "Monster of the Month". So everything is going in on Tuesdays. This Tuesday brings TCM's salute to this year's recipient of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, Denzel Washington.

TCM is running the show that the AFI produced for the occasion. As with a lot of new-to-TCM specials, it's getting run twice, once at 8:00 PM and then after a showing of one feature, for the benefit of people out on the west coast, at 11:45 PM.

That doesn't leave so much time for actual movies, so we only get three: Glory, about a black regiment in the Civil War, at 9:30 PM;
Devil in a Blue Dress at 1:15 AM, with Washington as a detective in 1948 Los Angeles; and
The Mighty Quinn at 3:15 AM, starring Washington as a police chief on a Carribean island who gets involved in a murder investigation with an old friend as a suspect.

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