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FAR FROM HEAVEN (IFI EVENING COURSE: IN THEORY)

Director: Todd Haynes

107 mins, U.S.A./France, 2002, Drama


CULTURAL STUDIES

Julianne Moore is the 1950s Connecticut housewife who appears to live an idyllic life until husband Frank’s secret gay encounters and his cruelty towards her threaten to undo her carefully constructed world.

Dr. Jorie Lagerwey will introduce viewers to Cultural Studies, the analysis of the power dynamics and ideology in film or other text. She’ll explore how films like this use story and visual patterns of old Hollywood melodramas to challenge contemporary conflicts around race, sexuality, and gender.

This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course: In Theory (Tuesdays, Oct 6th – Nov 10th). Full course price: €70 (€65 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing scorrigan@irishfilm.ie (individual tickets for films on this Course are not available.)

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