THE NEW WORLD
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Start time: 1:00 pm
Venue: Picturehouse Central
(USA / UK 2005. Dir: Terrence Malick. English and Algonquin. 135 mins. Cert PG)
2017 sees the 400th year anniversary of the death of Pocahontas, in Gravesend, 1617. To mark this anniversary, ORIGINS screens one of the greatest films of the 21st Century – Terrence Malick’s THE NEW WORLD. It is a film of astounding elemental beauty, which re-imagines the meeting between Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Powhatan princess Pocahontas (in a revelatory performance by Q’orianka Kilcher), as a romantic idyll between spiritual equals. The action then follows Pocahontas as she marries John Rolfe (Christian Bale) and travels to England.
“With THE NEW WORLD cinema has reached its culmination, its apotheosis.” (Guardian)
Showing from a glorious 35mm print, and followed by a Q&A with Dakota Sioux historian Stephanie Pratt.