Monday Matinees

Imitation of Life

Director: Douglas Sirk

1959, 2 hrs 5 min, NR

Cast: Lana Turner, Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Susan Kohner, Juanita Moore

FREE Monday Matinee 11/7 @ 1PM

Playing for free in our Main Auditorium. No tickets or registration required.

Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora’s daughter, Suzie (Sandra Dee), while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora’s thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie’s light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), struggles with her African-American identity.