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Todd Haynes

Dec 1 — Dec 31, 2023

Todd Haynes has been a cornerstone of the American independent film world since the early 1990s and remains one of the groundbreaking artists of our time. In films such as Safe (1995), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Far from Heaven (2002), Carol (2015), and his latest, May December (2023), Haynes refracts queer cultural and social history through an artist’s lens, creating indelible films of an extraordinarily tactile nature. MoMI celebrates Haynes’s incomparable career with a complete retrospective of his films. From the 1980s to the 2020s, from music videos to television series, from early shorts and breakthrough features such as Dottie Gets Spanked and Poison, to recent films such as Wonderstruck and The Velvet Underground, Todd Haynes has consistently pursued his own path, taking on projects that few filmmakers would dare attempt, both utilizing and subverting storytelling conventions. Haynes to appear in person at special screenings.


MoMI’s celebration of Todd Haynes in December includes the new exhibit Reflected Forms: Story and Character in the Films of Todd Haynes, the new exclusive MoMI book Todd Haynes: Rapturous Process, and on December 4th the 2023 Moving Image Awards honoring the director with a Career Achievement Award.