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Todd Haynes
Born January 2, 1961 (age 58)
Todd Haynes (born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged in the early 1990s. Haynes first gained public attention with his controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), which chronicles singer Karen Carpenter's tragic life and death, using Barbie... full bio
Carol
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 58min
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An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
I'm Not There.
[2007]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 2h 15min
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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.
Far from Heaven
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 47min
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In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Velvet Goldmine
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 1h 58min
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In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Wonderstruck
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, Mystery | 1h 56min
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The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.
Safe
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 59min
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An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity.
Poison
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Romance | 1h 25min
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Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting. In the black and white "Horror," a scientist isolates the elixir of human sexuality, drinks it, and becomes a festering, contagious murderer; a female colleague who loves... see more
Short Movie | Biography, Drama, Music, Short | 43min
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Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.
Dottie Gets Spanked
[1993]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 30min
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Another dazzling suburban phantasm from writer-director Todd Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked (made post-Poison and pre-Safe) is a stylized, bittersweet nod to his childhood fascination with I Love Lucy. Deep in the heart of pre-hippie 1960s America, young artistically-inclined Steven Gale is obsessed with Dottie Frank, wacky star of the eponymous hit sitcom The Dottie Show. While his mother gently encourages... see more
The Suicide
[1978]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 22min
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Bullied boy, left by his father, supported by a over-optimistic and naive mother, tries out life in a new school.
Short Movie | 43min
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The violent love between poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine.
Untitled Todd Haynes Project
[2019]
 
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Movie | Drama
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A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
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