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The Lost Film Society: Imitation of Life

  • Date: 27th September 2017
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Imitation of Life
  • Venue: The Lost Film Society

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Imitation of Life

Lana Turner stars as a would-be actress who is raising her daughter on her own. She chances to meet another single mother at the beach: African-American Juanita Moore. Moore goes to work as Turner’s housekeeper, bringing her light-skinned daughter along. As Turner’s stage career goes into high gear, Moore is saddled with the responsibility of raising both Turner’s daughter and her own. Exposed to the advantages of the white world, Moore’s grown-up daughter passes for white, causing her mother a great deal of heartache. Meanwhile, Turner’s grown daughter, neglected by her mother, seeks comfort in the arms of handsome photographer John Gavin. When Moore dies, her daughter realizes how selfish she’s been; simultaneously, Turner awakens to the fact that she hasn’t been much of a mother for her own daughter, whose romance has gone down the tubes. 

Dir.  Douglas Sirk / Date: 1959 / Dur: 125 mins

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