Todd Haynes once again reunites with Julianna Moore this beautiful period drama, which we’ll be screening on 35mm.
The story - which crosses both sexual and racial lines - revolves around a privileged suburban family whose lives are filled with daily family etiquette, social events at the club, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. The family is turned upside down when both husband and wife are faced with choices that not only create a gossip mill for the entire community but also change their entire lives forever.
Paying homage to the films of Douglas Sirk, especially 1959’s Imitation of Life, Haynes scored some of the highest praise of his career at that point for this intelligent, exquisitely designed and performed melodrama.
Running Time: 1hr 47mins
BBFC Advice: 12A
Director(s): Todd Haynes
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 2002
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