BFI summer love weekend: Badlands

Friday 28 August 2015,
West Lawn
Tickets £15

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Filmed in the summer of 1972, but set in a dreamlike and indistinct 1950s America, Badlands follows 15-year-old Holly as she falls, against her father’s wishes, for charismatic local greaser Kit, trusting implicitly in her protector all the while, despite his increasingly violent and anti-social behaviour.

Malick’s extraordinary, beautiful portrait of the lovers’ wild ride through a featureless landscape, narrated with a haunting, unforgettable voiceover by Sissy Spacek, is based on a true-crime story. With Martin Sheen and Warren Oates.
With thanks to Warner Bros and Park Circus.

USA, 1973, 95 mins, Cert 15
Dir Terrence Malick

This screening is part of the BFI's summer love weekend. Enjoy sunset screenings of three classic films that evoke the heady promise of summer love. The BFI returns to the British Museum to present al fresco cinema on a dizzying scale for the launch of their next major national project: LOVE. The season rekindles the seductive passions of film and television’s most enduring love stories, and takes place from October to December at BFI Southbank, on BFI Player, and across the UK.

Age: 15+

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Badlands. © Warner Bros. In association with the BFI.