The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick's ambitious new film traces the journey of Jack, from the innocence and wonderment of his childhood in 1950s Midwest America to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by 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. Working with a stellar crew-composer Alexandre Desplat, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and special effects legend Douglas Trumbull-Malick orchestrates a stunning film symphony that shows how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life. Official Selection: 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Admission is free with reservations exclusively available to Film Club members only. Already reserved tickets must be picked up between 5:30 and 6:30 pm on May 24. Tickets not picked up by 6:30 pm will be released. A stand-by line will form at 6 pm on Wilshire Boulevard. Any cancellations or seats that become available will go to people waiting in this line. Please note that there is no guarantee that everyone in the stand-by line will be accommodated. Check lacma.org/film for updated information.