This Saturday (November 7), the Leonard Library film club is having its way with the swoony Douglas Sirk film “All That Heaven Allows,” and I’m co-hosting. About a love affair between a rich Connecticut widow (Jane Wyman) and her wild-child gardener (Rock Hudson), it’s an impeccably painted indictment of 1950s American mores that still feels resonant today. Given that Todd Haynes’ latest, “Carol,” is a Douglas Sirk museum unto itself, it’s a good time to revisit this midcentury master of technicolor melodramas. Come to our free 2:30 screening; join in our inevitably lively conversation afterward. If this warm snap continues, we’ll be jawing in the gaaaahden.
The Leonard Library is located at 81 Devoe St. at Leonard St., Williambsurg. The event begins at 2:30 pm.