Imitation of Life, 1959
Film Season: The End
Join us for a season of five classic films depicted in Mario Rossi’s The End, a work featured in Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always that captures in paint the final frames of one hundred film endings.
These films will be shown in our brand new state-of-the-art auditorium and each will be introduced with a talk from a guest artist or filmmaker.
Imitation of Life, 1959, directed by Douglas Sirk
Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore) a black widow.
Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora’s daughter, Suzie (Sandra Dee), while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora’s thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie’s light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), struggles with her African-American identity.