23 Jun 2015 Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life (Sirk, 1959)

On this edition of the Plastic Podcast, Robert Davis and J. Robert Parks talk about the 1959 film Imitation of Life, a film made a half century ago when America still struggled with racial division, when posing as someone of another race might afford certain advantages, when racially-motivated violence could erupt at a moment's notice, and when people in the privileged class were often blissfully unaware of the social tiers they daily reinforced.

It's a classic.

Duration: 46:24