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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)

Jane B. par Agnès V.

See iconic actress Jane Birkin through the eyes of filmmaker Agnès Varda in a special double feature on Saturday, October 10. 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.