Considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement and auteur of outstanding American independent films, celebrated director, producer and screenwriter Todd Haynes has contributed uniquely beautiful, provocative and empathetic films to the cinematic canon, including Poison, Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven, I’m Not There, Mildred Pierce and Carol (MVFF 2015), all of which have garnered widespread critical acclaim and multiple nominations and awards. World premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the Palme d’Or, Haynes latest feature film WONDERSTRUCK, following two deaf children on parallel quests during different eras of Manhattan history, makes its California premiere at MVFF40.

OUR TRIBUTE PROGRAM will feature an onstage conversation with Todd Haynes, a screening of WONDERSTRUCK and the presentation of the MVFF Award.
Join us after the program for a celebratory reception at Green Chile Kitchen in San Rafael.

7:00 pm | Smith Rafael Film Center

Program & Reception: $85 general | $75 CFI members
Program Only: $45 general | $40 CFI members

Todd Haynes’ (Carol, MVFF 2014) exquisite rendering of Brian Selznick’s novel tells the parallel stories of two children, Ben (in 1977) and Rose (in 1922), who each goes on a quest that leads to New York. Beautifully performed (Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams support) and visually rich, Wonderstruck is cinema at its best. US 2017, 115 min. Director Todd Haynes