Landmark Films That Confront Racism In The U.S.

Written by Mark Rausch

Far from Heaven

Julianne Moore plays Kathy Whitaker, who stumbles upon her husband with another man. Her struggles to grasp such an alien concept lead her to the comfort of her black gardener, Raymond (Dennis Haysbert). The community’s reaction to both homosexuality and a mixed-race friendship would seem ridiculous to most people today. This film was critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated in 2002.