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American Cool: BADLANDS
Friday, May 12 @ 7:00 pm
“Badlands is the American myth of freedom and violence; it doesn’t get old because it remains what we are.” – Time Out New York
“In just his first film, Malick displays the unique sensitivity to his character’s inner life—to say nothing of the magnificent outer life of the landscape around her—that has made him a singular filmmaker. His visual poetry has the effect of extracting the pulp while heightening the horror.” – The A.V. Club
“Among the great American crime movies, 1973’s Badlands stands alone.” – San Francisco ChronicleIn this veiled reply to American crime films based on the real-life killing spree of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, an impressionable teenage girl (Sissy Spacek) from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend (Martin Sheen, emulating James Dean) embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.
Dir. Terrence Malick. 1973. 94 min.