Update: My review of The Tree of Life.
Attention Lincoln cinephiles: the latest film from Terrence Malick — the long-awaited and highly anticipated The Tree of Life — is coming to Lincoln’s very own Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center in July — more details here. Here’s a brief synopsis:
…The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.
The film will be playing at the Ross on July 1 – 21. Watch the trailer below.