Tuesday, February 11

Special Engagements ArchiveCinema in Context (previous events)

Cinema in Context: Carol


The screening will be preceded by a presentation from KJ Surkan.

2015 • dir Todd Haynes w/Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler • 118 min • DCP

KJ Surkan of MIT’s Program in Women’s and Gender Studies joins us for this special screening of CAROL, Todd Haynes’ masterful tale of repressed love in 1950s America. A chance meeting between a young, beautiful department store clerk (Mara) and a sophisticated married woman (Blanchett) leads to an undeniable romance.




CINEMA IN CONTEXT is a periodic program at the Brattle Theatre that explores the ways in which films can be used to examine topics in the social sciences, and also serve as historical documents that construct our understanding of culture and society.

Each screening will be preceded by a presentation from a scholar or expert, with the aim of deepening our understanding of the film and addressing how it reflects popular ideas or issues in their chosen field. Select screenings will also be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Ticket Information:

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Tuesday 2/11
at 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.