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Weekend Viewing: Badlands



—01. Spacek & Sheen.


Terrence Malick's debut, starring a James Dean-esque Martin Sheen alongside Sissy Spacek, is a poetic and beautiful take on the traditional outlaw-couple-on-the-run Hollywood narrative. While it took Malick five years to make his sophomore feature, Days of Heaven, and a further two decades for his third film, The Thin Red Line, Badlands was the original catalyst for all that followed from the acclaimed director. Emmanuel Lubezk, his Director of Photography on his latest two films – 2011's Tree of Life and 2013's To The Wonder – oversaw a newly restored version of the seminal release, which is currently playing at New York's Film Forum, as a limited engagement until May 18th.

Film Forum