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Thursday, November 29 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: DAYS OF HEAVEN, 1978, Paramount, 95 min. Director Terrence Malick’s lyrical tone poem set at the turn of the 20th century tracks impoverished Chicago couple Richard Gere and Brooke Adams as they migrate to the Texas Panhandle and masquerade as brother and sister to find farm work. When their smitten, terminally ill boss (Sam Shepard) proposes to Adams, the couple see an eventual way out of their poverty if Adams accepts. But after the marriage, Shepard seemingly recovers, and a set of tragic complications gradually unfolds. Gorgeous, thoughtful and at times achingly romantic, this ambitious working-class epic set the standard for Malick’s future films - passionate, moody and serene meditations on the human condition set in a tragic dimension. Nestor Almendros won the Oscar for Best Cinematography. Costarring Linda Manz. [35mm]
BREATHLESS, 1983, MGM/Park Circus, 97 min. After killing a cop, reckless drifter Jesse (Richard Gere) goes on the run, stringing French architecture student Monica (Valerie Kaprisky) along with him in this surreal reimagining of Jean-Luc Godard’s classic A BOUT DE SOUFFLE. Both thrilling and stylistically unique, director Jim McBride’s steamy crime drama features a stellar score by legendary composer Jack Nitzsche (THE EXORCIST, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN) and music from Brian Eno, Philip Glass, and Johnny Lee Lewis. Dense with thought-provoking filmic cross-referencing, BREATHLESS is a film that seductively engrosses both the casual moviegoer and the avid cinephile. “This is the kind of movie for which you need your Filmgoer's Companion.” -Roger Ebert. [35mm]
Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGhcrT3ux58

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