This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk follows the blossoming love between a well-off widow (Jane Wyman) and her handsome and earthy younger gardener (Rock Hudson). When their romance prompts the scorn of her children and country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others. With the help of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, Sirk imbues nearly every shot with a vivid and distinct emotional tenor. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama.
Venue: Nitehawk Cinema
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Works in Progress at Dixon Place
Thu | 7:30 pm
At the Movies: ATTLA at National Museum of the American Indian
This film tells the story of George Attla, an Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and fierce determination, rose to international fame and became a sports hero. A discussion follows wit...
Sound to Image: The Passion of Joan of Arc at The Greene Space
Fri | 7PM - 8:45 pm
Composer David Cieri is best known for his work scoring the films of Ken Burns, starting with The National Parks and running through The Vietnam War; Burns has called Cieri "a master composer … sensit...