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Nick Joy, a recent graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, played a small but pivotal role in the movie "Far From Heaven," now out on video. The film stars Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid.
For her part, Ms. Moore was nominated for an Academy Award this year for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She plays Cathy Whitaker, an unhappy 1950s housewife who finds comfort in her growing friendship with an African-American gardener. To their friends and neighbors in 1950s Connecticut, Cathy and Frank Whitaker appear to be the perfect couple. Frank, however, is hiding a secret life from his wife and the unraveling of their marriage leads her into a tentative relationship with Raymond Deagan, the African-American gardener.
Nick Joy plays a key role in the unraveling of their marriage.
A special thank you to Janiece Scarbrough, associate professor of theatre, for alerting us to Nick's role. Janiece says that she still stays in touch by e-mail with her former student.