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Days of Heaven (1978)

  • Director: Terrence Malick
  • Writer: Terrence Malick
  • Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 94 min.

Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven, the long-awaited follow-up to his 1973 debut Badlands, confirmed his reputation as a visual poet and narrative iconoclast with a story of love and murder told through the jaded voice of a child and expressive images of nature.

Drury professor Gerard Nadeau will lead a post-show discussion about Malick’s masterpiece in terms of Leo Marx’s thesis in “The Machine in the Garden.” This screening is made possible thanks to a grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

"One of the great cinematic achievements of the 1970s."
- Variety
"Perhaps the most typical example of a '70s American art film -- daring, romantic, rebellious but also filled with longing for the beauty of the past."
- Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Almost incontestably the most gorgeously photographed film ever made."
- Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

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