Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes is an acclaimed American independent film director and screenwriter. From his Sundance-winning debut Poison and its follow-up, the indie classic Safe, through to his most recent works – his HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, the hugely acclaimed Carol, the period coming-of-age movie Wonderstruck – he has been one of the most distinctive and original voices in American cinema. Some of his most celebrated work, such as his 2002 film Far From Heaven, have centered on female characters, while music and musicians have also been a persistent focus, from his short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story through the glam-era drama Velvet Goldmine and his unconventional Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There. His latest film, Dark Waters, a real-life legal drama starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway, is in theaters now through Focus Features.


Three Great Things: Todd Haynes

By Todd Haynes | December 3, 2019

Three Great Things: Todd Haynes

The legendary director, whose new film Dark Waters is out now, on James Baldwin's film criticism, Max Ophüls movies, and one special turtle.