America's Wilderness, (c) Sarah Gulick
Washington, D.C. Premiere An exploration of love in its many forms, Terrence Malick’s latest film is a romantic drama about a man who reconnects with a woman from his hometown after his marriage to a European woman falls apart. Ben Affleck plays a Midwesterner who falls in love with a woman named Marina in Paris and together they visit Mont Saint-Michel, known in France as “the wonder of the Western world.” After they move to Oklahoma, problems soon arise. There, Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile, while Neil, who has taken a job as an environmental inspector, renews his ties with a childhood girlfriend, Jane, played by Rachel McAdams. Told with visual poetry, the film features many spectacular images of the natural world. The decision to tell the story by saying little and implying a lot is conscious. In English, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Terrence Malick. Produced by Nicolas Gonda and Sarah Green. Official Selection, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
Introduced by Flo Stone, President and Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.