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THE TREE OF LIFE
PG-13, 2 hr. 19 mins.

From director Terrence Malick (BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE, THE NEW WORLD) comes a thought provoking film experience. His fifth film, THE TREE OF LIFE, is a hymn to life, excavating answers to the most haunting and personal human questions through a kaleidoscope of the intimate and the cosmic, from the raw emotions of a family in a small Texas town to the wildest, infinite edges of space and time, from a boy’s loss of innocence to a man’s transforming encounters with awe, wonder and transcendence. An 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. River Road Entertainment presents THE TREE OF LIFE, written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. The producers are Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill. The executive producer is Donald Rosenfeld, the co-producer is Nicolas Gonda, and Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz are co-executive producers. The film’s artistic crew is comprised of skilled craftspeople who have collaborated with Malick in the past including four-time Academy Award® nominated director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki ASC, AMC (THE NEW WORLD, CHILDREN OF MEN); Academy Award® nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON); Academy Award® nominated production designer Jack Fisk (THERE WILL BE BLOOD, DAYS OF HEAVEN) and a team of editors including Hank Corwin ACE (THE NEW WORLD), Jay Rabinowitz ACE (I’M NOT THERE, 8 MILE), Academy Award® nominee Daniel Rezende (CITY OF GOD), two-time Academy Award®- nominee Billy Weber (THE THIN RED LINE, DAYS OF HEAVEN) and Mark Yoshikawa (THE NEW WORLD). Alexandre Desplat, three time Academy Award nominee for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, THE QUEEN and THE KING’S SPEECH, composed the score.

Cast
Brad Pitt as Mr. O'Brien
Sean Penn as Jack
Jessica Chastain as Mrs. O'Brien
Crew
Terrence Malick Writer/Director
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