Badlands

Film/Video

Badlands. Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

Badlands

Days of Heaven

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Thu, June 23, 2011 7 PM

See the instant classics that made Terrence Malick famous.

Malick's astonishing debut film, Badlands, sees a "juvenile delinquent" (Martin Sheen) go on a gratuitous murder spree and head into hiding with his teenage girlfriend (Sissy Spacek, in a career-making performance). Based on the real-life murderous couple Charlie Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, the film utilized voiceovers and imagery to provide a complex perspective on the kind of rebel figures glorified in pop culture of the 1950s and 1960s. (94 mins., 35mm)

The visually arresting Days of Heaven sees a Chicago steelworker (Richard Gere), his girlfriend (Brooke Adams), and kid sister (Linda Manz) join a mass migration to the Texas Panhandle in the 1910s. He takes up a job harvesting wheat fields, gets entangled in a love triangle, and encounters a swarm of locusts and a hellish fire, all of which Malick conveys with an elemental, dream-like authenticity. Also with Sam Shepard, "magic hour" cinematography by Néstor Almendros, and music by Ennio Morricone. (94 mins., 35mm) Days of Heaven begins at 8:45 PM.

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