In good company with films like Citizen Kane and Bonnie & Clyde, Malick’s second film after the iconoclastic Badlands, which helped launch the “American Re-emergence” or “New Hollywood” of the 1970’s Days Of Heaven, was under appreciated when first released. But this epic film shot by acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler (Medium Cool, Coming Home, The Secret Of Roan Inish), starring a very young Richard Gere, written by Sam Shepard would go on to become a big part of the American film canon.
Days of Heaven is a screen poem about life in America at the turn of the century. A story of love and murder told through the voice of a child and expressive images of nature in 1916. A steelworker flees Chicago after a fight with his boss; he takes his little sister and girlfriend with him.
Run time: 95 minutes
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This series is curated by Mocha James Herrup, PhD, (they/them), founder of the New Bedford Film Society. Mocha James draws from their work as a film professor, arts and culture writer, and film festival programmer to bring films to New Bedford that audiences might not otherwise get to experience.