Join us for a Film Club discussion on a Hollywood classic and its remake. Discussion leader, Karen Etcoff, brings us her special take as she was one of the Casting Directors on Far from Heaven.

Karen E. Etcoff, has been a Casting Director for 35 years. She has worked in Film, Television and Commercials in the NY area, and specialized in casting background and day players. Her earlier career and training was in the theater working in commercial casting and company management on Broadway. Karen was fortunate to have worked with Todd Haynes on Far From Heaven.

Upcoming Films

Watch each film on your own schedule before the Zoom meeting. Follow the link provided to register for the group. To register without a donation, please email acmescreeningroom@gmail.com. An email with the Zoom link will be emailed out the day before the meeting.

Thursday, March 11: 630-745pm  

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS: Directed by Douglas Sirk and released in 1955, starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson. The film explored a forbidden romance between a wealthy widow and a much younger man who worked for her as a gardener. It explores the painful results of social ostracism. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama.

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FAR FROM HEAVEN:  Directed by Todd Haynes and was released in November 2002, starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert. Todd Haynes was inspired by the 1955 movie and this more modern version illustrates how sexuality, class and race face the suburban families of the 1950’s.

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