Days of Heaven movie poster. Courtesy/LAC
Days of Heaven, starring a young Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard, is the latest offering in the Mesa Public Library Free Film Series, showing 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms.
This highly-acclaimed film was directed by Terrence Malick, who won the prize for Best Director at the Cannes film festival in 1979. The film won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design, and was nominated for awards in Best Sound and Best Music, Original Score.
In his 1997 review of Days of Heaven, Roger Ebert said, “Days of Heaven” is above all one of the most beautiful films ever made.”
The film takes place in the early years of World War I, when lots of Americans are on the move, looking for economic opportunities. Although ostensibly set in Texas wheat country, the harvest scenes were filmed in Canada.
This free screening is part of the Mesa Public Library Free Film Series, which continues the first Thursday of each month with The Last Waltz Dec. 7.
All movies are offered thanks to the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.