'50s America on the big screen at the British Museum
The BFI returns to the British Museum to present al fresco cinema on a dizzying scale for the launch of our next major national project: Love. Enjoy sunset screenings of classic films, which memorably evoke the heady promise of summer love. Arrive early to enjoy the offer from Benugo, where supper and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase before the screenings begin. Tonight's offering is the cult classic, Badlands. 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. "Terrence Malick's first masterpiece. Essential viewing." – Film4 "A most important and exciting film." – NY Times Certificate: 15. Valid ID required. Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes. Please note that chairs are not permitted, although you are free to bring your own cushions and rugs to make yourself comfy.