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Mon 23 Mar 2015, 6:30pm–8:05pm

Where: Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • New Premier 12 Month Membership: $165.00
  • Returning/Concession 12 Month Membership: $140.00
  • 3 Film Sampler: $30.00
  • Special: New Membership - 2 Friends Joining at the same session: $140.00
  • Special: 3 Film Sampler purchase before 1 April 2015: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: AuckFilmSoc

All That Heaven Allows
Director - Douglas Sirk USA · 1955 - 85 mins · HD (1.75:1) - G

Starring: Jane Wyman (Cary Scott), Rock Hudson (Ron Kirby), Agnes Moorehead (Sara Warren)
“Jane Wyman plays a widow in a small New England town who needs her hedges trimmed. Rock Hudson plays the gardener who comes to prune her shrubs. Soon, love and affection sprouts between them, but their romance sets the whole town aghast. For starters, the gardener is much younger than she, which alone sets the town's tongues wagging. (Agnes Moorehead is especially tart in her position as Wyman's best friend.) But the gardener is also a bohemian, a Fifties-style tree-hugger who's more comfortable partying with a jug of wine in his work plaids and boots than is he with a martini and formal wear at the country club.

“Wyman's college-age children reject her for despoiling the memory of their father and embarrassing them by not playing the role of dutiful and chaste widow. Then, add to all this highly charged melodrama master Douglas Sirk's slavishly saturated color schemes and loaded compositions, and you have a potent story for the ages. Ageism, sexism, classism, and unabashed snobbery rear their ugly heads in a provocatively told story by probably the greatest film melodrama stylist who ever lived. Sirk was one of the inspirations for R.W. Fassbinder's vivid visual style and Brechtian narrative approaches; his Ali: Fear Eats the Soul is modeled on All That Heaven Allows.”
—Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

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