By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The focus of the Walker Art Center’s next cinematic retrospective is the work of ground-breaking director Todd Haynes, whose films (such as “I’m Not There” and “Far From Heaven”) are known for being controversial, complex and genre-breaking.

“Todd Haynes: 20 Years of Killer Films” runs from Nov. 5-14, and a dialogue with the director and top Variety critic Scott Foundas will be held on Nov. 6.

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The works featured as part of the retrospective include “I’m Not There,” “Far From Heaven,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “Safe,” and the filmmaker’s latest, “Carol.”

A critical darling at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, “Carol” tells the story of forbidden love between two women in 1950s New York. It’s the second film in which the director has teamed up with actress Cate Blanchett. The first was the experimental biopic “I’m Not There,” which examines the life and work of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Bob Dylan.

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Retrospective screenings will be held in the museum’s cinema, and individual tickets cost $9.

Admission to the dialogue is $20, and it grants one free admission to the screening of “Carol.”

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Jonathon Sharp