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Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life

DVD  •  March 17, 1959  •  2h 5m  •  Budget $2M
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Drama, Family, Romance
 
Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens ... More
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Other Titles: 悲しみは空の彼方に
Sub Genres: housekeeper, melodrama, race relations, african american, motherhood, Light Skinned Black, Passing For White
Release Date: Theatre 03/17/1959, DVD 07/14/2009
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May 13, 2019 - by s h a w n
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as ridiculous as this film was... i thought it was fucking amazing. film genre studies screening (7/12): melodrama read more
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May 12, 2021 - by darkfire19
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while there is potential for a very good film in here, there are parts of this film that i can't get past and really actively bother me. whenever this film broaches the topic of race, it is tackled with a complete lack of subtlety and complexity with a pretty regressive message about race, in the end. while i haven't been a fan of sirk's work in general, there is a certain craft to his film and it is on display here. however, the way that he approaches the subject of race and explores it is almost reprehensible to me, on some levels. and because of that issue, i couldn't enjoy this film at... read more
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September 30, 2021 - by kikeherrmann
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8 imitación a la vida. uno de los melodramas por excelencia, a cargo del maestro del género. read more
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