See these film: Badlands + Days of Heaven at the Brattle

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

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