“Carol” to be screened at the Mill Valley and Austin Film Festivals

Returning for its 38th year, the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) runs Thursday, October 8 – Sunday, October 18, 2015, and here’s the early word on what’s to come: 11 days of films, panels and performances in Marin County.

This year’s lineup already boasts plenty of Oscar contenders, Cannes winners and Bay Area premieres. The full slate will be revealed on September 15, 2015. Here are the early titles announced thus far, many from Cannes (language courtesy of the festival):

Todd Haynes’ (Poison, Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven) British-American romantic drama CAROLstars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara (tied for Best Actress at Cannes) and Kyle Chandler. This captivating, sensuous and richly observed film tells the story of a young shopgirl in the early 1950’s who falls for an older, married woman.

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As the fall festival season continues to take shape, the Austin Film Festival is the latest event to announce its upcoming screenings. This year marks the festival’s 22nd anniversary, and it seems they’re celebrating in award-winning style based on the first slate line-up below. The 2015 AFF runs October 29 – November 5. The complete list of programming, including short films, competition titles and Conference panels, will be announced in mid-September.

The first round of screenings is listed below. Synopses provided by AFF.

Texas Premiere
Writer: Phyllis Nagy; Director: Todd Haynes

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel “The Price of Salt,” “Carol” follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy and Cory Michael Smith.

via Indiewire