Days of Heaven

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Gorgeous 35mm Print!

“Was this perhaps the most beautiful picture ever made?”—David Thomson. The answer may be a simple yes. Shot largely in “magic hour” at dusk or dawn, Terrence Malick’s deceptively simple fable is set in the pre-World War I Texas Panhandle, and follows two young lovers (Richard Gere and Brooke Adams) and his 13-year-old sister (Linda Manz) who try to make a life for themselves fleeing industrial Chicago for the beauty of nature on a huge wheat farm presided over by a rich owner (Sam Shepard). Unimaginably gorgeous and astonishingly moving, this may not only be the most beautiful movie ever made but perhaps simply one of the best. 1978. Rated PG. 94 minutes.