2015, Todd Haynes, UK/USA/Australia, 118 min. With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara.
- Fri, Jul 21st 6:00pm
- Tue, Jul 25th 8:00pm
"At once ardent and analytical, cerebral and swooning, CAROL is a study in human magnetism, in the physics and optics of eros." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"CAROL boosters (Carolinians? #catepeople?) exhibit the kind of devotion typically reserved for subreddits devoted to DREDD...It is, essentially, Internet obsession for grownups." — Angela Watercutter, Wired
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s lesbian-themed novel "The Price of Salt," CAROL traces the forbidden love between Therese (Mara), a 19-year-old department store employee, and Carol (Blanchett), an unhappily married Long Island beauty with a divorce pending. Director Haynes brings an exquisite melancholy to the Fifties-set romance, as awkward, girlish Therese experiences a sexual coming of age in a few days of stolen happiness with the sleek thirty-something socialite, who risks a morals charge and loss of custody of her child. Ed Lachman’s cinematography creates an ode to the era with attractively underlit sets and hazy landscapes. CAROL earned six Oscar nominations and five Golden Globe nominations, and Mara won Best Actress at Cannes for her role. CAROL has recently enjoyed a second life as a cult phenomenon, with a massive online following and sold-out screenings for dialogue-quoting fans at New York's Metrograph theater. DCP digital. (BS)