The Tree Of Life
Cert: 12A Year: 2011 Length: 139 mins
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Score: 59.75% Attendance: 100
GALA NIGHT! A DOUBLE BILL AND FOOD ALL FOR THE PRICE OF ONE FILM!
When Rod Evans stood down as chair we asked him to chose two films to make a ‘Gala night’ as a last thank you from the club, for all he did for us. Today is the result. We start the evening at 4pm with a real thought-provoker. The winner of this year’s Cannes ’Palme d’Or’, Malick also inspired some Cannes critics to boo. The basic plot has Jack O’Brien (Sean Penn) thinking back over his life, especially his upbringing in 1950’s Waco, by his very strict father (Brad Pitt) and loving mother (Jessica Chastain). But Malick has a much, much higher target here; nothing less than the nature of the universe and the possibility of God. Most reviewers have not been able to resist comparing this to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, both visually and in its scope; we will be able to discuss our views afterwards, in the break for food, and drink.
This is visionary cinema on an unashamedly huge scale
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
A film like this will generate extreme reaction, pro and con Tom Charity, Lovefilm
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