Poison

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Poison

New 35mm print!
Todd Haynes, 1991

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, May 20, 2011 7 PM
Sat, May 21, 2011 7 PM

See Todd Haynes's controversial masterpiece, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival, in a new print released for its 20th anniversary.

Director Haynes has gone on to create Oscar nominees Far From Heaven and I'm Not There and the much-hyped HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce. This second thrillingly cinematic feature was among the most fervently debated films of the 1990s and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison audaciously interweaves a trio of transgressive tales that range in tone from that of a mock TV documentary to that of a delirious 1950s' sci-fi melodrama. (85 mins., 35mm)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

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