Imitation of Life

October 18, 20168:30 pm

Douglas Sirk’s iconic masterpiece about race, class and gender in the 1950s. An aspiring actress with a 6 year old daughter arranges to live with a black widow and her 8 year old light-skinned daughter. Voted 37th best US movie in 2015 survey of film critics, received 2 Oscar nominations in 1960.

Among the most closely analysed films in the Hollywood canon, a Lana Turner soap opera turned into an exercise in metaphysical formalism by Sirk’s finely textured and densely layered images.’ NY Times.

Imitation of Life
Film Information

Release year: 1959
Running time:   124 mins
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Starring:Juanita Moore and Lana Turner
More info: IMDb
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