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1133 Kensington Road Northwest

Calgary, AB T2N 3P4

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Calgary Cinematheque invites you to a screening of Badlands (1973).

At 7:00PM, as the last attendees take their seats, the main event will begin! Calgary Cinematheque is pleased to present Badlands, directed by Terrence Malick.

The time is late summer at the end of the 1950's and the place a small, placid town in South Dakota. The streets are lined with oak and maple trees in full leaf. The lawns are so neat, so close-cropped, they look crew-cut. Kit Carruthers (Martin Sheen) is twenty-five, a garbage collector who fancies his cowboy boots and his faint resemblance to James Dean. Holly Sargis (Sissy Spacek) is fifteen. Until she meets Kit, she hasn't much interest in anything except her dog and her baton, which she practices twirling in her front yard.

In Terrence Malick's cool, sometimes brilliant, always ferociously American film, Badlands, which marks Malick's debut as a director, Kit and Holly take an all-American joyride across the upper Middle West, at the end of which more than half a dozen people have been shot to death by Kit, usually at point-blank range. READ MORE - The New York Times
*Originally published: October 15, 1973


Badlands is the second title in our FOCUS: LANDSCAPES series.

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More than a mere setting, a landscape and the representation of it undergoes differing treatments in cinema. At the intersection of topography and narrative, there are films that evoke, and exercise a landscape’s capacity as a kinetic and tactile character.

For our 2017/2018 FOCUS Series we have chosen four films that propose landscape as a primary and reflexive organ in their anatomy. As emblematic examples we are pleased to include RED DESERT (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964), WALKABOUT (Nicolas Roeg, 1971), BADLANDS (Terence Malick, 1973), and I AM CUBA (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964) in a collection bringing about a renewed perspective on cinematic space, its forms, and its ability to combine our sense of place with our sense of story.

We look forward to seeing you there! With more news about our 10th Anniversary Season being released every week, stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our Member Newsletter. We'd love to hear from you.


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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please feel free to reach out via programming (a) calgarycinema.org.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Outside the Plaza Theatre and along Kensington Avenue you'll find on-street parking, as well as parkades off 9th St SW or off Memorial Drive SW.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your tickets can be transferrable under approval by Calgary Cinematheque, simply update your registration accordingly before attending event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes! PLEASE present your ticket or smartphone for scanning at the door. In-person purchases accepted via cash and EventBrite only.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Absolutely, a ticket makes a great gift and shared experience!

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