• Poison

    1991. USA. Todd Haynes. 85 min.

  • Dottie Gets Spanked

    1994. USA. Todd Haynes. 30 min.

Introduced by Haynes

Friday, June 27, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Poison

    1991. USA. Written and directed by Todd Haynes. Based on the novels of Jean Genet. With Edith Meeks, Millie White, Buck Smith. It's hard to overstate the impact of Todd Haynes's remarkable feature debut. Inspired by the writings of Genet, Poison rocked the independent film world when it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and helped launch a decade-long wave of New Queer Cinema. The film was also attacked by the religious right, a headline-grabbing feat at a time when AIDS and gay activism were entering mainstream dialogues on a critical scale. A seminal work of artistic innovation, the film remains powerfully engaging today. 85 min.

  • Dottie Gets Spanked

    1994. USA. Written and directed by Todd Haynes. With Evan Bonifant, Barbara Garrick, Julie Halston. In this sly featurette, fans of Haynes's much lauded Far from Heaven (2002) will find an early indication of his uncanny ability to capture suburban unease and buried, transgressive sexual desires. 30 min.

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