Saturday, Dec 2 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 30 at 3:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Todd Haynes to appear in person at the December 2 screening!
NOTE: The December 30 screening will take place in the Bartos Screening Room.
Dir. Todd Haynes. 1995, 119 mins. 35mm print courtesy of the Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. With Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Peter Friedman, Beth Grant, April Grace, James Le Gros. After several years of roles in smaller films and TV work, Moore emerged as a major talent in Haynes’s chilling drama, but she did so with barely a whisper. As Carol White, a housewife who believes she has become allergic to the chemical toxins in her environment and eventually escapes to a sinister self-help retreat, Moore holds the screen with compelling unassertiveness. Haynes, coming off his Sundance controversy with the brilliant New Queer breakthrough Poison, brought a visionary, Antonioni-esque compositional elegance to this psychological horror story, which touches upon a host of contemporary societal plagues without ever leaving fragile Carol’s side. Safe would ultimately be named the best film of the 1990s in a Village Voice critics poll and remains for many the defining film of Haynes’s career.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.