Christmas for Grown-Ups

Saturday, December 30 | 5:30 pm

Adapted from The Price of Salt, Patricia Highsmith’s (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Strangers on a Train) classic novel of forbidden romance and self-discovery, Carol unfolds over the holiday season in early-1950s New York. An aspiring photographer working at a department-store toy counter, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is instantly drawn to graceful, self-possessed Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), who leaves behind a pair of gloves while purchasing a Christmas present for her young son. Brought together by this chance encounter, the two women embark on an intense, clandestine love affair that changes both their lives in profound ways. Directed by Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, Wonderstruck), who fills each gracefully composed frame with luxurious period detail, Carol is one of the most beautiful and critically beloved American films of the decade. Elevated by intuitive, emotionally vibrant performances from Blanchett and Mara—who won the Best Actress prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival—Carol captures the exquisite melancholy of spending Christmas apart from the person you love most.

Director Todd Haynes | 2015 | In English | 118 minutes | R (for a scene of sexuality/nudity and brief language) | DCP

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