Hey folks! It's August now (yikes) and that means it's time for a new film. This month we will be meeting Thursday, August 18th at our usual time of 6:15pm and we will be watching:
Days of Heaven
(Directed By Terrence Malick)
Days of Heaven is a 1978 American romantic drama written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. Set in the early 20th century, it tells the story of two poor lovers, Bill and Abby, as they travel to the Texas Panhandle to harvest crops for a wealthy farmer. Bill encourages Abby to claim the fortune of the dying farmer by tricking him into a false marriage. This results in an unstable love triangle and a series of unfortunate events. Days of Heaven is widely recognized as a landmark of 1970s cinema. Many commentators have noted the way the film emphasizes powerful symbolic imagery over conventional dialogue and pacing (From Wikipedia). Terrence Malick is a singular director that is unlike any other living today. He has only directed 5 films in the span of nearly 40 years but each is a precious gem in the world of cinema. He is a director of little words (his films reflect this), but the feelings and images he conjures are more powerful than any words, each frame is saturated with a richness and depth that escapes most directors.
This is a film you will absolutely not want to miss!
Check out the trailer: