Texas Focus: Days of Heaven on 35mm


August 25, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a special screening of Days of Heaven, a film about lovers who work for a rich but dying farmer in the Texas Panhandle and seek to claim his fortune through false marriage. When the farmer's death fails to come, jealousy and impatience set in.

Days of Heaven is Terrence Malick's second film and winner of the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 1978. Shot almost entirely during twilight hours and featuring a score by Ennio Morricone, the film is emotionally evocative and visually gorgeous. Don't miss your chance to see it on the big screen and in 35mm.

Event Details

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Days of Heaven as part of the Bullock's Texas Focus film series.

  • This film will be shown in 35mm.
  • Film screening from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Q&A prior to the screening with Alvaro Rodriguez, 2016 Austin Film Festival panelist, moderator and juror and occasional screenwriter, who will be moderating a conversation with Dr. Chris Barnett, Assistant Professor at Villanova University and author of Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick.  Dr. Barnett also specializes in Kierkegaard, Christian spirituality, modern theology, theology, spirituality and the arts.
Film Details

Rating: PG
Runtime: 94 minutes
Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Principal Actors: Richard GereBrooke AdamsSam ShephardLinda ManzRobert J. WilkesStuart MargolinRichard Libertini
Genre: Drama, Romance

About the Film

A film with expressive images of nature, depicting life in America at the turn of the century. Told through the voice of a child, this is the story of Bill and Abby, lovers who travel to the Texas Panhandle to harvest crops for a wealthy farmer. Bill encourages Abby to claim the fortune of the dying farmer by tricking him into a false marriage.

This is Terrence Malick's second film, which took him three years to edit. Though not a commercial success, it did win an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Though this film is set in Texas, exterior images were shot in Canada.

About the Filmmaker

Terrence Malick is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He began his film career after earning his MFA from the AFI Conservatory. Malick has had an expansive career, having directed eight feature films, with an additional film currently in post-production. Known for his non-traditional approaches to filmmaking, Malick often experiments with unconventional editing and voiceover techniques in his films.

Malick has received consistent praise for his work and is regarded as one of the greatest living filmmakers, with particular praise usually directed toward his imagery and philosophical themes. He has been nominated for both Academy and Golden Globe awards and has won many distinguished festival awards. Malick's fifth feature was filmed in Texas and he is currently a Texas resident.

About the Texas Spirit Theater and Tickets

The Texas Spirit Theater located on the Bullock Museum's second floor is one of the most beautiful film experiences in Austin and features multi-sensory special effects such as lightning, rain, and other surprises.

Museum Members enjoy free unlimited IMAX® documentary films, discounts on feature film tickets, free exhibition admission, discounts in the Museum Store, and more. Learn More.

Learn about ticket prices, refund policies, and parking (free after 5 pm). For evening programs, please enter through the Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre.