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Far From Heaven
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Todd Haynes (born January 2, 1961) is an award-winning American film director best known for the films Poison, Academy Award-nominated Far From Heaven, and I`m Not There. In 1987, Haynes made a short, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, which chronicles the life of American singer Karen Carpenter using Barbie dolls as actors. However, he failed to obtain proper licensing to use numerous Carpenters songs in the film. As a result, Karen`s brother Richard won a copyright infringement suit against him, and the film was removed from distribution. His 1991 feature film debut, Poison, based on the writings of Jean Genet, was partly funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. This prompted Reverend Donald Wildmon, head of the American Family Association, to attack the NEA as inappropriately funding "explicit porno scenes of homosexuals involved in anal sex" even though he had not viewed the film. Haynes` second effort, 1995`s Safe, confirmed him as a maverick director capable of dealing with more issues than his New Queer Cinema tag might indicate. He also directed the glam rock inspired Velvet Goldmine (1998), and the Douglas Sirk inspired Far From Heaven (2002). During the 2007 Telluride International Film Festival, Haynes premiered I`m Not There, an experimental film based on the life and legends of Bob Dylan, with the singer-songwriter being portrayed by six actors: Richard Gere, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw and Christian Bale. His muse and most frequent collaborator is actress Julianne Moore.
Haynes was born in Encino, California, the son of Sherry Lynne (née Semler) and Allen E. Haynes. He is an Arts and Semiotics graduate of Brown University, and received an MFA from Bard College. He was a founding member of the AIDS media activist collective Gran Fury. He is openly gay and currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Todd Haynes (born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged in the early 1990s. Haynes first gained public attention with his controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), which chronicles singer Karen Carpenter's tragic life and death, using Barbie dolls as actors. Haynes had not obtained proper licensing to use the Carpenters' music, prompting a lawsuit from Richard Carpenter, whom the film portrayed in an unflattering light, banning the film's distribution. Superstar became a cult classic.
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Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Semiotics with honors, from Brown University, 1985, MFA, Bard College
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