Long before he was tackling the big questions with
cosmic imagery and ceaseless voiceovers in The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick had made
one of the greatest crime films since Bonnie
and Clyde. Starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as real life
serial killer Charlie Starkweather and his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate,
Malick's first film Badlands (1973; 7:30 pm Monday, January 9 + 5:30 and
9:30 pm Tuesday, January 10) hauntingly evokes the twisted soul of the American heartland.
It screens today and tomorrow with Days Of Heaven (1978; 5:30 and 9:30 pm Monday,
7:30 pm Tuesday), Malick's visually gorgeous, Depression-era tragedy, at the
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St,
Cambridge | $9.75; $7.75 students;
$6.75 seniors | 617.876.6837 or brattlefilm.org.