Terrence Malick Film Retrospective To Grace Museum Of Moving Image
Terrence Malick is one of the more polarizing masters of modern film—for example, your mileage may vary as to how much breathy voiceover combined with fragile images of nature you can take in your movies. But he’s fiercely beloved by his fans, and undoubtedly a unique, ambitious filmmaker whose aching humanistic aesthetic reaches toward divine, meaningful imagery. On the eve of the release of his latest film A Hidden Life, The Museum Of Moving Image (MoMI) will pay tribute to his towering work with a retrospective over the coming month.
“Nature, God, love, earthly purpose, notions of permanence and more, remain meaningfully, poignantly beyond our grasp,” MoMI writes of Moments of Grace: The Collected Terrence Malick, which will be shown from November 15th to December 8th. “Malick, like his characters, reaches for this transcendence, and his films are astonishingly beautiful.”
All 10 of Malick’s films across his 50 year career—including his 1970s breakthroughs Badlands (1973) and Days of Heaven (1978); his comeback masterpieces The Thin Red Line (1998), The New World (2005) and The Tree of Life (2011); his recent trilogy of To the Wonder (2012), Knight of Cups (2015), and Song to Song (2017); his sole documentary Voyage of Time (2016); and this year’s A Hidden Life—will be shown multiple times during the retrospective. In addition, there will also be viewings of Pocket Money (1972), a buddy comedy written by Malick that stars Lee Marvin and Paul Newman, andThy Kingdom Come (2018), the documentary featurette shot on the set of To the Wonder by photographer Eugene Richards.
You can get all showtimes and ticket info here. Tickets are $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17), and free or discounted for Museum members).