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Film Series

Magnificent Obsession: Douglas Sirk & Rock Hudson

Apr 19—Apr 21, 2013

Douglas Sirk’s captivating melodramas ripped to shreds the bourgeois values of 50s America while simultaneously elevating middle-class crises to Wagnerian heights. He found the perfect vessel in broad-shouldered beefcake Rock Hudson, of whom the director said: “His dream was to become a good actor, and I can say, not without pride, that I helped him become one.”

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Magnificent Obsession

A reckless playboy causes a woman to go blind and atones for it by becoming a doctor.

Fri, Apr 19, 2013
The Tarnished Angels

Sirk’s expressionist film about the sordid lives of a band of stunt fliers.

Fri, Apr 19, 2013
All That Heaven Allows

A gardener strikes up a romance with an older widow in Sirk’s subversive weepie.

Sat, Apr 20, 2013
Written on the Wind

Sirk’s most radical film charts juvenile deviance in a prominent Texas family.

Sun, Apr 21, 2013