“Simply one of the most ravishing films ever made, luminous in a way that no other movie has been” (David Sexton, The London Evening Standard)
“Visually and thematically, it’s still one of the most beautiful films ever made” (David Jenkins, Time Out)
“Almost incontestably the most gorgeously photographed film ever made” (Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice)
“…daring, romantic, rebellious but also filled with longing for the beauty of the past” (Michael Wilmington, The Chicago Tribune)
Few films can claim such accolades, such universal praise as Terrence Malick’s DAYS OF HEAVEN. Ushering in a 20-year hiatus from filmmaking for Malick—who made his directorial debut BADLANDS only a few years prior—DAYS OF HEAVEN is a singular, perplexing masterpiece. Beguiling, entrancing, and commanding, this is your chance to see it on the big screen in 35mm!
While filmed in Alberta, DAYS OF HEAVEN is set in the Texas panhandle, where newly arrived grifters Bill (Richard Gere) and Abby (Brooke Adams) set about claiming a dying farmer’s (Sam Shepard) inheritance. Seen through the eyes of Bill’s little sister (astounding newcomer Linda Manz), intimate relationships play out with intricacies, confusion, and pathos.
Featuring Academy-Award winning cinematography from Néster Almendros and Haskell Wexler that evokes the American landscapes of Andrew Wyeth, the drifter loneliness of Edward Hopper, and the impossible lighting of Johannes Vermeer, DAYS OF HEAVEN is, still to this day, one of the finest achievements in visual culture. Add that iconic score from Ennio Morricone, and it’s the must-see screening of the holiday season.
35mm print courtesy of Paramount
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