Far From Heaven M
|Far From Heaven|
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 withDottie 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