‘Tis time for another film festival to take place in the nation’s capital, and this happens to be near and dear to my heart, the Environmental Film Festival.Â Among the many screenings, this particular one will have a special reception, as it is the Winner, Palme d’Or 2011 Cannes International Film Festival.
The Tree of Life (2011, USA, 138 min – btw, I have a friend who refuses to watch a movie without knowing the length of time) is written and directed by Terrence Malick and stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. On Monday, June 13th, there will be a reception at 6pm at Co Co Sala (929 F Street, NW) followed by the screening at 7:30pm at the E Street Cinema (555 11th Street, NW).
Fee to enter is $50. Please register by CLICKING HERE.
Don’t miss this extraordinary film and here’s what some of the critics have said:
Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter states “Brandishing an ambition itâ€™s likely no film, including this one, could entirely fulfill, The Tree of Life is nonetheless a singular work, an impressionistic metaphysical inquiry into mankindâ€™s place in the grand scheme of things that releases waves of insights amidst its narrative imprecisions.”
Justin Chang of Variety states the film “represents something extraordinary” and “is in many ways his simplest yet most challenging work, a transfixing odyssey through time and memory that melds a young boy’s 1950s upbringing with a magisterial rumination on the Earth’s origins.”
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