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New Meetup: IMITATION OF LIFE@Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, August 21 @ 7:30PM

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Sent on: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:25 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: IMITATION OF LIFE@Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, August 21 @ 7:30PM

When: August 21,[masked]:00 PM

Samuel Goldwyn Theatre
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Join me next Friday, August 21st, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre for this great film's 50th Anniversary. If you haven't seen it, you should!! ;-)

I will update later, but please buy your tickets ASAP. It might sell out. Tickets are only $5!

A 50th anniversary screening featuring an onstage discussion with SUSAN KOHNER and JUANITA MOORE. The conversation will be conducted by Kohner?s sons, filmmakers PAUL AND CHRIS WEITZ (?American Pie,? ?About a Boy,? ?American Dreamz,? ?The Golden Compass,? ?Nick and Nora?s Infinite Playlist?).

Presenting a recently struck print from the Academy Film Archive, made from the Universal Pictures Restoration.

Hosted by film critic Stephen Farber
Douglas Sirk?s classic melodrama portrays the uneasy alliance of two single mothers, one an ambitious white actress (Lana Turner), the other her black housekeeper (Juanita Moore). As the actress?s fortunes change for the better she neglects her teenaged daughter, while the housekeeper?s light-skinned and resentful daughter (Susan Kohner) rejects her devoted mother as part of her attempt to pass in white society. Both Kohner and Moore were Oscar-nominated for their moving performances.

Cast Lana Turner (Lora Meredith), John Gavin (Steve Archer), Sandra Dee (Susie Meredith, age sixteen), Susan Kohner (Sarah Jane, age eighteen), Robert Alda (Allen Loomis), Dan O?Herlihy (David Edwards), Juanita Moore (Annie Johnson), Karen Dicker (Sarah Jane, age eight), Terry Burnham (Susie, age 6), John Vivyan (Young man), Lee Goodman (Photographer), Ann Robinson (Showgirl), Troy Donahue (Frankie), Sandra Gould (Receptionist), Mahalia Jackson (Choir soloist). Directed by Douglas Sirk. Produced by Ross Hunter. Screenplay Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott. Based on the novel by Fannie Hurst. Cinematography Russell Metty. Film Editing Milton Carruth. Art Direction Alexander Golitzen, Richard H. Riedel. Set Decoration Russell A. Gausman, Julia Heron. Music Frank Skinner. Sound Leslie I. Carey, Joe Lapis.

Universal-International Pictures. 1959. 35mm. 125 mins. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive and Universal.

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