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Poison

Wednesday, November 10 - Tuesday, November 16, 2010

“The whole world is dying of panicky fright,” warns Haynes’s (Safe, Far from Heaven, I’m Not Here) first feature. Inspired by Genet, three tales of transgression—Hero, Horror and Homo—meld into an audacious cross-contamination of genres and tones, as an expose of a traumatized preteen rubs up against a medical horror B-movie and a grittily lyrical tale of a prison obsession. A Sundance sensation, POISON also signaled the birth of the New Queer Cinema—and ignited a firestorm of controversy when right-wing pundits denounced it. Playing with LAST ADDRESS, a new short by Ira Sachs.

  • Country USA
  • Rating NC-17
  • Year 1991
  • Running Time 85 minutes
  • Director Todd Haynes