“Carol” – Jan 17th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 17th at 3:45 for Carol at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Laine wearing a long purple coat in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Cate Blanchett (Truth, Blue Jasmine) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) are mesmerizing as two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves feeling a forbidden attraction in 1950s Manhattan. Carol (Blanchett), an alluring older woman, is trapped in a loveless marriage; Therese (Mara) is a young working woman and aspiring photographer who dreams of a more fulfilling life. They meet at a department store sales counter, and sparks fly. As their relationship intensifies, Carols well-to-do husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her fitness as mother of their young daughter. Featuring magnificent period production design, Carol is a luscious, sexy, intelligent, breathtaking romantic drama. Adapted from the groundbreaking novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley) and masterfully directed by Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, Im Not There, Safe). Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Blanchett), Supporting Actress (Mara), Cinematography, Costume Design, Original Score and Adapted Screenplay.

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