Nov 13 - 16 Rhinebeck









8:10 8:10 5:40 5:40

Todd (CAROL, FAR FROM HEAVEN, I’M NOT THERE, VELVET GOLDMINE, etc) Haynes puts his visually rich, ingenious touch on the interwoven stories of Ben, a boy in 1977 Minnesota, and Rose, a girl in 1927 New Jersey, who both find a mysterious connection in New York City.

Adapted from a young-adult novel by Hugo author Brian Selznick, WONDERSTRUCK is an all-ages enchantment, true to director Todd Haynes’s sensibility. Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different and who set out on quests to find what they are missing in this loving tribute to the power of obsession. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. In 1977, following the death of his single mother, Ben (Oakes Fegley) loses his hearing in a freak accident and makes his way from Minnesota to New York, hoping to learn about the father he has never met. A half-century earlier, another deaf 12-year-old, Rose (Millicent Simmonds), flees her restrictive Hoboken home, captivated by the bustle and romance of the nearby big city. Each of these parallel adventures is an exuberant love letter to a bygone era of New York. The mystery of how they ultimately converge, which involves Julianne Moore in a lovely dual role, provides the film’s emotional core. 

(USA / 2017 / Directed by Todd Haynes)
PG / 117 mins.