All That Heaven Allows
Sunday, Feb 5 at 5:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Douglas Sirk. 1955, 89 mins. 35mm. With Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead. Brilliantly shot with expressionistic hues and elaborate compositions, All That Heaven Allows is an indictment of 1950s small-town America that follows the heartbreaking May-December romance that emerges between a well-to-do suburban widow and a lower-class bohemian gardener. Played with melting intensity by Wyman and Hudson at their most entrancing, this couple contends with condemnation from friends, family, and neighbors, leading to social estrangement. Perhaps the greatest of Sirk’s glorious melodramas, All That Heaven Allows nevertheless received no Oscar nominations, unlike the director’s other 1950s landmarks like Magnificent Obsession, Written on the Wind, and Imitation of Life.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.