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UCLA Film & Television Archive, Outfest and The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation present

Poison (1991)

Poison (1991)
May 12, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Todd Haynes, critic B. Ruby Rich.

Directed by Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes' first feature conjured a powerful and shockingly affirmative beauty from an oblique triptych of stories alluding to patricide, disease and humiliation—no small feat. Poison captivated audiences with its clear-eyed focus on outsiders and the despised, fusing queer cultural history (especially the writings of Jean Genet) to the contemporary moment (through allusions to AIDS) in what became an instant cornerstone of queer cinema.

Cast: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman.