VIDEO: 'Carol' debuts in Cincinnati

Posted at 11:57 PM, Dec 12, 2015

CINCINNATI – Saturday was a big night for movie lovers in Cincinnati, as the Golden Globe-nominated film “Carol” debuted at the Esquire Theatre.

The movie was filmed in Cincinnati last year.

Experts say “Carol” plays a big role in Cincinnati’s growing reputation for hosting big-budget films. It also helped pump about $17 million into the local economy.

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“Carol,” starring Cate Blanchett, tells the story of a wealthy socialite falling in love with a young department store clerk -- played by Rooney Mara – in 1950s New York.

The movie has been nominated for five Golden Globe awards: best dramatic picture, Blanchett for best actress in a drama, Mara for best actress in a drama, Todd Haynes for best director, and Cartner Burwell for best original score.