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Film Screening: "Imitation of Life"

Books into Film

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This is the 2nd and classic film version of the novel by Fannie Hurst. A struggling young actress with a six year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white. The film is directed by Douglas Sirk and stars Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, Sandra Dee and Susan Kohner. It is unrated and is 125 minutes. Viewers are invited to discuss the book and film after the screening.
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