Highly Regarded ‘Carol’ Screening Locally; Pittsburgh Boat Show at Monroeville Convention Center (Sun., 1/17/16)


1) Carol – Currently sweeping the indie film circuit and scooping up a number of prizes in the process, Carol is based on the novel The Price of Salt written by Patricia Highsmith. The author was known for her psychological thrillers (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley) but had to release this lesbian love story under a different name and through a different publisher. Rooney Mara plays a young New York student, Therese, who meets and falls under the spell of Carol, played by Cate Blanchett, a socialite trapped in a loveless marriage The relationship between Carol and Therese deepens and pretty soon Carol’s husband is threatening to divorce her and stopping her from seeing her children. Todd Haynes is the director, Phyllis Nagy the screenwriter and the film also stars Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson and Carrie Brownstein. Rooney Mara is the daughter of a marriage between two members of the Rooney family of Steelers fame and the Mara family that owns the New York Giants. Check Fandango for screens and times. (TH)


2) Attention all captains, mates, and even landlubbers—The Pittsburgh Boat Show is underway again for the 56th year. Check out the latest in boating including new boats and accessories all under one roof at the Monroeville Convention Center. Boating season will be here before we know it. 10 a.m – 6 p.m. , after today continuing from January 22 to 24. 105 Mall Blvd., Monroeville.

3) The Pens face off against the Carolina Hurricanes this afternoon in a 3 p.m. game at the Consol Energy Center. On Monday the Pens trek to St. Louis to face the Blues.1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

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