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.
Juanita Moore and Lana Turner
|Title||Imitation of Life (Black History Month film)|
|Directed by||Douglas Sirk|
|Running Time||124 mins|