UW Cinematheque: Special Presentations
All That Heaven Allows | USA | 1955 | 35mm | 89 min. Director: Douglas Sirk
Saturday, September 15, 2018
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead A well-to-do widow (Wyman) falls for her down-to-earth gardener (Hudson) in this incomparably moving melodrama, one of the essential films of the 1950s and an inspiration for both R.W. Fassbinder (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, screening 9/16) and Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven, screening 9/21). In gleaming Technicolor, Sirk (Imitation of Life) lays bare the hypocrisy, classism, and consumerism roiling beneath small-town Americana’s picket-fence façade.