Film: Imitation of Life

April 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Imitation of Life, 1959

Imitation of Life: An aspiring actress meets a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny apartment. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood. 1959. USA. 125 min. Not Rated. Directed by Douglas Sirk. Starring Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, Sandra Dee, John Gavin.

Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Professor; Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Connecticut, will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.

This film is screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

Due to construction on Atheneum Square North, please enter the museum through the Avery entrance from Prospect Street. Directions and Parking.