• The Tree of Life

    2011. USA. Terrence Malick.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Tree of Life

    2011. USA. Directed by Terrence Malick. With Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain. This past May, Malick’s long-gestating project finally burst forth on the giant screen of the Palais Lumiere in Cannes. The film's colossal visual, aural, and spiritual ambition was most often cited as the source of its power (and the reason it won the Palme d’Or). But Malick also provided an exceedingly lush platform for deceptively subtle performances. Chastain and Hunter McCracken—playing mother and son—are nothing short of a revelation, and Pitt captures the fire and restlessness of a penned-in American stallion with an uncommon sense of grace. Print courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

In the Film exhibition The Contenders 2011

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