DIRECTOR: TODD HAYNES
CAST: EDITH MEEKS, LARRY MAXWELL, SUSAN NORMAN
Producer Christine Vachon in person for a Q&A following the film.
With his first feature, Todd Haynes took his influence from the patron saint of all queer outlaw art, Jean Genet. The result was a trio of intercut, stylistically distinct stories drawn together by their conceptual rigor and openly-gay themes. Caught in the NEA culture wars of the time, Poison has the badge of honor of being denounced by Sen. Jesse Helms. A landmark of the New Queer Cinema and the feature debut of producer Christine Vachon.