imitation of life

Unclassified 18+
Douglas Sirk, 125 mins, USA, 1959, 16mm. Courtesy: Universal Films

imitation of life
Imitation of Life
Lana Turner stars in Sirk's classic tearjerker as a single mother desperate for fame and a life in the theatre.

After a chance meeting at the seaside, Lora takes on Annie (Juanita Moore) to care for her child in return for lodgings; a union that spans a decade full of great successes and heartbreaking tragedies.

Grand in scope, Imitation of Life offers dark subversion wrapped up in a Technicolor wonderland as themes of racism, capitalism and unbridled ambition are brought to the fore in Sirk's final Hollywood production.

Dates   Sun 7 Oct 2007, 7pm
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