Imitation of Life (1934)


The Historic Artcraft Theatre Fri, May 24 2:00 PM
The Historic Artcraft Theatre Fri, May 24 7:30 PM
The Historic Artcraft Theatre Sat, May 25 2:00 PM
The Historic Artcraft Theatre Sat, May 25 7:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Regular Series
Run Time:1 hour and 51 minutes
Release Year:1934
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John M. Stahl
Cast:Claudette Colbert
Warren William
Rochelle Hudson
Movie Sponsor:Larry and Nancy VanArendonk
Program Sponsor:Darrell and Betsy DuSold
Backstage Sponsor:Darrell and Betsy DuSold
Prize Sponsor:Letha-Joy Crowe Brooks
Concession Sponsor:Harrington Home Team of F.C. Tucker
Cartoon Sponsor:Martin and Linda Bielawski
Showcase Sponsor:Becca York, Realtor with FC Tucker
Bar Sponsor:Franklin Jewelers
Volunteer Sponsor:Generations Custom Auto and Collision
Youth Programming Sponsor:Harold and Cathy Sisson


May 24 and 25 - Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. both days. - Scheduled to show on 35mm film - Onsale for members 4/17 at 1 p.m.; for the general public, 4/24 on at 1 p.m.

What it is:Two widowed women from different races raise their daughters together and start a business. As the daughters grow, the strain of race and class align them on different paths.

Why we're showing it: The first adaptation of Fannie Hurst's groundbreaking novel, Imitation of Life is a heartfelt melodrama, exploring issues of class, gender and especially race. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with a sick individual, for the safety of others, please do not attend. Refunds are available for illnesses - please contact the Will Call office by phone or email.

Effective June 1 2022, the Artcraft is instituting a 3.25% fee on credit card orders to cover the cost of credit card company fees.