Poison

(Todd Haynes, 1991). Part homage to Jean Genet, part crypto-AIDS horror flick, Todd Haynes’s experimental first feature—a Sundance prize winner (and right-wing target) in 1991—is characterized by an irony beyond irony. Jumping between three interlocking narratives, it spirals ever more emphatically into each tale’s abyss.
Fri., June 27, 8:30 p.m.; Wed., July 2, 5 p.m., 2008

 
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