New This Week: Touch, a decades-spanning Icelandic romance rated 96% Fresh!

Sunday August 25 at 7:10pm

This one-night-only screening is part of the series Summer Movie Nights, hosted by the Cinema Society of Kingston. The screening will be accompanied by an introductory lecture by Queen’s Film & Media PhD student William Jennings, who will explore philosophical themes raised by the film.

Admission is pay-what-you-can ($0/$5/$10/$15).

Badlands announced the arrival of a major talent: Terrence Malick. His 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.

William Jennings holds a BA in Art History and an MA in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies; his doctoral research focuses on philosophies of time and memory in digital culture.

Runtime 94 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Terrence Malick
Starring Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
Language English


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7:10 pm


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