The New World (Limited Release Version)
Friday, Nov 25 at 6:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Terrence Malick. 2005, 150 mins. 35mm. With Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale, Christopher Plummer. After yet another years-long hiatus, Malick returned with this reimagining of the story of John Smith (Farrell) and Pocahontas (Kilcher) as a transcendental reverie on the clash between civilizations and a romance between individuals on opposite sides of an ethnological gulf. Longtime production designer Jack Fisk (Days of Heaven, The Tree of Life) recreates the Jamestown settlement as a lumber and mud outpost that’s both gateway to paradise and cesspool of hell, utopia and dystopia. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, in the first of many transformative collaborations with Malick, invents a whole new way for the steadicam to move, as if flying through the open spaces of Powhatan camps or snaking through the closed corridors of Jacobean London. This abundant film spawned three versions; as part of this series, the Museum presents the lengthier of the film’s two theatrical versions, originally released on Christmas Day, 2005.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.