Far From Heaven

Posted by Randy Shulman
May 15, 2011 9:33 AM |
Far From Heaven

As part of a month-long retrospective of the work of queer filmmaker Todd Haynes, known for I'm Not There and most recently the HBO miniseries adaptation of Mildred Pierce starring Kate Winslet, the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre presents Haynes's best-known film, Far From Heaven. An homage to Douglas Sirk's style of social critique by way of melodrama, the movie focuses on a 1950s-era closeted, alcoholic businessman, played by Dennis Quaid, and his wife, a touching Julianne Moore, who struggles with her attraction to her black gardener. Sunday, May 15, at 9:15 p.m., and Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Tickets are $11 general admission. Call 301-495-6720 or visit afi.com/Silver.

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