Imitation of Life

THE CAROLINA CLASSIC MOVIE
Presented with Wild Irish Rose & WNAA

Living a lie is a poor substitute for living the truth… sometimes it takes the harsh realities of life to help us discover who we truly are. The legendary Lana Turner stars in this 1959 version of Fannie Hurst’s emotionally charged drama, which chronicles two widows and their troubled daughters as they struggle to find true happiness amidst racial prejudice. Lana Turner plays Lora, a single white mother whose Hollywood starlet ambitions come at the expense of any meaningful relationship with her daughter, Susie (Sandra Dee). Lora’s black housekeeper, Annie (Juanita Moore), has troubles of her own as she faces the rejection of her own fair-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), who abandons her heritage for a chance to be accepted as white. As years of selfishness and denial pass, tragedy strikes and forces the women to come to terms with their own identities. Moore and Kohner were both received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominations for their stirring performances. This lavish production, directed by Douglas Sirk, was a critical and commercial success, and today remains both a testament to its time and a beloved Hollywood classic. Not Rated ‧ 1959 ‧ 2h 5m.

Carolina Classic Movie tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, seniors, military & first responders. Prices include sales tax.

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