The next filmmaker to be featured in Walker Art Center’s Dialogue and Retrospective series is director Todd Haynes. Over a quarter century as a feature filmmaker, his sizable catalogue includes the surreal Bob Dylan salute “I'm Not There” in which a half dozen actors played him across his career; “Far from Heaven;” “Velvet Goldmine” and “Safe.” His latest feature, “Carol,” features Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in an R-rated story of forbidden lesbian love in the 1950s. Scheduled for wide release this fall, it has been hailed as one of the most critically acclaimed films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Mara won Best Actress and Haynes was awarded the Queer Palm. Each of the films noted will be shown in the Walker retrospective.
“Todd Haynes: 20 Years of Killer Films” runs Nov. 5–14 in the museum’s cinema, with the dialog hosted by former Variety lead critic Scott Foundas on Nov. 6. Admission to film screenngs is $9 and $20 to the dialog ($7 and $15 to members, seniors and students). "Carol" screens free on Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale Oct. 13 for Walker members, Oct. 20 for the public.