Browning Cinema

Poison (1991)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

General Admission

Poison (1991) American Independent Cinema


Indie Film Series
Directed by Todd Haynes
With Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Gayle Norman
Not Rated, 85 minutes, DCP

The second feature directed by Todd Haynes — the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of Far from Heaven and Carol — this groundbreaking American indie was the most fervently debated film of the early 1990s and a trailblazing landmark of LGBTQ+ cinema.

A work of immense visual invention, Haynes' spectacular follow-up to his legendary Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is audacious and thrillingly cinematic. Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves a trio of tales that build toward a genre-blending climax.

Free for ND, SMC, HC, and IUSB students.

Sponsored by Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

Event Dates

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 5:15 PM


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