Walker Dialogue and Retrospective with Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes can’t make a straightforward movie to save his life. And we’re all the better for it. For 20 years, he’s been one of our most mystifying and celebrated directors — whether he’s portraying Bob Dylan with six different actors in “I’m Not There” or telling an AIDS epidemic allegory with a terrified Julianne Moore in “Safe.” His methods are complicated and experimental, but there’s always a deep emotional connection. Movies like “Far From Heaven,” “Velvet Goldmine” and his latest, “Carol,” get under your skin. All will be shown in the Walker’s retrospective — and the master will explain himself in a talk with Scott Foundas of Amazon Studios. (Dialogue is 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6., Walker Cinema, $20/$15 members, students, seniors. Movies play through Nov. 14. More info: walkerart.org.)

TOM HORGEN