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All That Heaven Allows

Douglas Sirk | USA | 1955 | Unclassified (15+) This classic Sirk melodrama (later reworked by Rainer Werner Fassbinder as Ali: Fear Eats the Soul and Todd Haynes as Far from Heaven) shot by the incomparable Russell Metty in glorious…

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Cinema 1, Level 2, ACMI

Location

Fed Square

Douglas Sirk | USA | 1955 | Unclassified (15+)

This classic Sirk melodrama (later reworked by Rainer Werner Fassbinder as Ali: Fear Eats the Soul and Todd Haynes as Far from Heaven) shot by the incomparable Russell Metty in glorious Technicolor, features an outstanding central performance by Jane Wyman as an upper-class widow torn between worldly passion for her Thoreau-reading gardener (Rock Hudson) and the rigid social pressures, material comforts and class expectations of both her deeply conservative children and the stultifyingly picturesque New England town they live in. With Agnes Moorehead.

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