Like Days of Heaven
The Tree of Life is the 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.
Based on the classic John Steinbeck novel, this Academy Award-winning film features the starring debut of movie idol and legend James Dean ("Rebel Without A Cause," "Giant") in this riveting drama revolving around two brothers' love for the same woman. Co-starring Emmy-winner Julie Harris ("Knots Landing," "Harper") and Jo Van Fleet (who won an Oscar as their mother) and winner of The Golden Globe Award for Best Picture of 1955. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time. MPAA Rating: PG © 1955 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
A seductive woman from the city entrances a farmer, who then devises a plan to murder his wife.
A young mother whose sheriff-husband is accidentally killed, is left to care for their two small children and their rundown farmhouse. When the bank threatens to foreclose, she enlists the aid of a black drifter and races against time and the forces of nature to harvest a cotton crop that will save her from financial ruin. © 1984 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sissy Spacek stars in this bittersweet drama about a young mother, her two sons and the mysterious benefactor who touches them all. Frustrated by her dead-end job as a telephone operator and divorced from her drunken second husband (Sam Shepard), Nita finds comfort and understanding in the arms of a passing sailor (Eric Roberts). When he leaves, Nita resolves to pick up her boys and start a new life. But first she must confront backstabbing townspeople and the violent Triplett brothers (William Sanderson and Tracey Walker) in this suspense-tinged story of being scared, being alone, being in love and being strong enough to face the truth.
Two strangers meet at a North Carolina inn, each planning to deal with very troubling circumstances in their lives. Paul (Golden Globe-winner Richard Gere - "Chicago," "Unfaithful") is a doctor who has come to try to reconcile with his estranged son. Adrienne (Academy Award-nominee Diane Lane - "Unfaithful," "Under the Tuscan Sun") is trying to decide whether or not to stay in her unhappy marriage. Sparks fly when the two first cross paths, and a relationship begins to build that may open up new possibilities for both of them. Also starring Golden Globe-winner James Franco ("Spider-Man" trilogy, TVs "James Dean"). Directed by George C. Wolfe ("Lackawanna Blues"). Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, author of "The Notebook" and "Message in a Bottle." MPAA Rating: PG-13 © 2008 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - - U.S., Canada, Bahamas and Bermuda
Get ready for takeoff when The Astronaut Farmer launches ON DEMAND July 10th. Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen star in this inspiring, uplifting and heart-warming story of one family's quest for the stars. Thornton plays Charlie Farmer, a man determined to fly his own rocket into outer space. His family, and soon the entire town believe in his dream and join him in the adventure of a lifetime. Together, they challenge the system and discover the true meaning of courage and pioneer spirit.
Richard Gere stars as Jack Sommersby, a man who returns home from the war to reclaim his life, seven years after he was presumed dead.