Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past. Blending melodramatic overtures with a heartbreakingly humane embrace, this stylish and shrewd character study from masterful director Todd Haynes is a spellbinding dive into moral ambiguity.
Filmed in Savannah
Director Todd Haynes will be presented with the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award. A Q&A with Haynes, writer Samy Burch, producer Christine Vachon, producer Pamela Koffler, editor Affonso Gonçalves, and cinematographer Chris Blauvelt immediately follows the screening.
Grant S. Johnson
Tyler W. Konney
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Passionate about the visual arts since childhood, Todd Haynes studied art and semiotics at Brown University. In 1987, he created the short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story with Barbie dolls. Since then, he has tirelessly continued to address questions of gender and identity. His films include Poison, Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far from Heaven, I'm Not There, Carol, Wonderstruck, Dark Waters, and The Velvet Underground.