OFS Silver Screenings: ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS on 35mm
DECEMBER 20, 21, 24
OFS Silver Screenings presents
ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS on 35mm
$9 GA / $6 OFS
This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk follows the blossoming love between a well-off widow (Jane Wyman) and her handsome and earthy younger gardener (Rock Hudson). When their romance prompts the scorn of her children and country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others. With the help of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, Sirk imbues nearly every shot with a vivid and distinct emotional tenor. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama.
Dir: Douglas Sirk / 1955 / US / 89 min
“A masterpiece (1955) by one of the most inventive and recondite directors ever to work in Hollywood, Douglas Sirk.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
SCREENING: FRI 12/20 9:00PM; SAT 12/21 6:30PM; TUE 12/24 7:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.