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Far From Heaven
Far From Heaven M
Todd Haynes, 107 mins, France/USA, 2002, 35mm. Courtesy: Icon Films

In the style and colour palette of a 1950s Douglas Sirk melodrama, Todd Haynes' lavish and ultimately moving Far From Heaven features perfectly pitched performances by its lead trio.

Suburban housewife Cathy Whitaker (Julianne Moore) is forced to confront her husband Frank's (Dennis Quaid) secret gay life, as well as her own attraction to a widowed African American gardiner Raymond Deagan (Dennis Haysbert). Nominated for four Academy Awards.

For Focus on Christine Vachon this will screen with
Dottie Gets Spanked unclassified 18+
Todd Haynes, 27 mins, USA, 1993, B&W/Colour. Courtesy: Caboose Productions & Zeitgeist Films

Todd Haynes's rarely seen short centres on Stevie, a six-year-old boy who is obsessed with Dottie, the star of an I Love Lucy-like television show.

'Haynes subtly presents the forces acculturating an effeminate boy in the stilted atmosphere of 50s Long Island' New Yorker

Dates   Sat 21 Oct 2006, 1pm
Sun 22 Oct 2006, 1pm
Tue 24 Oct 2006, 12.30pm < Film Bubs (Far From Heaven only)
No Longer Available
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