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Mon, Sep 19, 2016

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Poison

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Poison

25th Anniversary!

Double Feature with MALA NOCHE

(1991) dir Todd Haynes w/Haynes [85 min; Digital]
Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, POISON deftly interweaves trio of transgressive tales – Hero, Horror and Homo – that build toward a devastating climax. Hero, shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; Horror, filmed like a delirious ’50s B-movie melodrama, is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; while Homo explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates. Todd Haynes’ thrillingly cinematic official first feature (it follows the suppressed Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story), POISON is unsettling, unforgettable and thoroughly entertaining.

Co-presented with Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival. Wicked Queer Film Festival returns March 30th to April 9th, 2017.

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“A milestone in American independent film and the inciting spark for what came to be known as the New Queer Cinema.” – Dennis Lim, New York Times

“Poison is the exemplary work of New Queer Cinema (if not necessarily the best), because it so rigorously works through the political issues of its moment.” – Paul Brunick, Slant Magazine

“To be gay in Poison, if not in the brutally Reaganist America of the early ’90s, is to be deviant, persecuted, and pissed, which makes the film’s furtive love between inmates all the more tender—and hot.” – Rob Nelson, Village Voice

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