Film Series

The View From Here

January 19, February 23 + March 9

In conjunction with Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, Images Cinema and the Clark Art Institute present The View from Here, a film series exploring three different approaches to the role of landscapes in cinema: as subject, as inspiration, and as a means to explore character and emotion.

The View From Here
January 19: Days of Heaven (1978)
February 23: Columbus (2017)
March 9: Leaning into the Wind (2018)

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Days of Heaven

Introduction by Olivier Meslay, Hardymon Director of the Clark

When three drifters take refuge from the world at large on the land of a lonely rancher, they all find their private paradise threatened by unspoken secrets and lies. Terrence Malick’s second film, stunningly beautiful both visually and emotionally, was filmed by cinematographer Néstor Almendros, who won an Academy Award for his striking, bucolic imagery of the plains of the Texas panhandle.

  • Director: Terence Malick
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“Days of Heaven is above all one of the most beautiful films ever made. ”

– Roger Ebert

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Columbus

Starring: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother.

  • Director: Kogonada
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“The quietly stirring, exquisitely photographed Columbus is an art-house gem that beautifully illuminates not only the architecture of a small Indiana town, but also the characters that inhabit it. ”

– San Franicisco Chronicle

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Leaning into the Wind

Starring: Andy Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy

Leaning into the Wind is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy Goldsworthy's world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy's work and Thomas Riedelsheimer's exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.

  • Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer
  • Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

“Like Rivers and Tides, also directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer, Leaning Into the Wind is a study in seeing, in subordinating one’s self to the elements, in creating with nature rather than from it. It's a contemplative beauty, a chance to consider and be moved by a richer sort of connectedness than our lives typically allow. ”

– Village Voice

Presented by the Clark Art Institute and Images Cinema.