Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 141: Mon May 23

Badlands (Malick, 1973): Prince Charles Cinema, 3.45pm

This 35mm presentation (also screening on May 25th) is part of the Terrence Malick season (details here).

Chicago Reader review of Badlands:
Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as an aw-shucks madman killer and his fudge-brained girlfriend. Loosely based on the Starkweather-Fugate horror show of the late 50s, writer-director Terrence Malick's 1973 first feature is a film so rich in ideas it hardly knows where to turn. Transcendent themes of love and death are fused with a pop-culture sensibility and played out against a midwestern background, which is breathtaking both in its sweep and in its banality. Days of Heaven put Malick's intuitions into cogent form, but this is where his art begins.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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