Safe 1995 M
12.30pm, Sat 28 Jan 2023 (119 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
Carol White (Julianne Moore), a homemaker and self-described ‘milkaholic’, lives in Los Angeles’ suburban sprawl. After she begins to exhibit severe unexplained allergies to seemingly the entire world around her, she seeks refuge at the Wrenwood Centre, an isolated new-age desert community for people suffering from environmental illnesses, only to discover new forms of existential suffocation.
Featuring a harrowing lead performance by Julianne Moore, Todd Haynes's Clinton-era parable of suburban ennui is a searing indictment of 90s hyper-materialism and the toxicity of urban overdevelopment. The film marked the founding of Haynes’ and Moore’s dynamic creative partnership, which was to continue in the Douglas Sirk-inspired Far from Heaven 2002.
Safe will screen from a 35mm print.
M | Medium level sex scene, Adult themes, Low level coarse language
- Director: Todd Haynes
- Script: Todd Haynes
- Cinematographer: Alex Nepomniaschy
- Editor: James Lyons
- Print Source: Potential Films
- Rights: Park Circus
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 35mm
- Year: 1995
- Runtime: 119 minutes
- Countries: United States, United Kingdom
- Language: English
- Colour: Colour