When: Saturday, December 3, 8 p.m.
Where: Kino Kavalírka, Plzeňská 210, Prague 5
Entry fee: Free
Terrence Malick’s impressionistic take on the notorious Charles Starkweather killing spree of the late 1950s uses a serial-killer narrative as a springboard for an oblique teenage romance, lovingly and idiosyncratically enacted by Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. The film introduced many of the elements that would earn Malick his passionate following: the enigmatic approach to narrative and character, the unusual use of voice-over, the juxtaposition of human violence with natural beauty, the poetic investigation of American dreams and nightmares. This debut has spawned countless imitations, but none have equaled its strange sublimity.
1973, USA, 95 min, original version with Czech subtitles; director: Terrence Malick; cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
A showcase of American independent cinema. Distinctive titles by well-known filmmakers, lectures, a critical writing workshop and quality food and drink.
Program of the American Indie Winter was created thanks to the cooperation with the American Center and the U.S. Embassy. All screenings are for free.