Film

Imitation of Life (1934)

When: Wed., March 6, 7:30 p.m. 2013

A landmark in Hollywood's serious representation of African-Americans, this adaptation of Fannie Hurst’s 1933 novel concerns two single mothers, one white (Claudette Colbert) and one black (Louise Beavers) and their struggles to raise their daughters during the Great Depression. With Fredi Washington as Beavers' light-skinned daughter who passes for white. This screening is a part of Emory Cinematheque's Spring series, "35mm Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years" presented by American Express in association with UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Price: Free

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