Film Screening: Imitation of Life, 1959

THE END: A season of 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.

Each film is 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.

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