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Cinema Series 405: Linda DeLibero / Badlands


Linda DeLibero, director of JHU's Film & Media Studies and WYPR Film Commentator, will join us on February 21st with Badlands (1973).

Terrence Malick's debut film stars Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as teenagers on the run and is loosely based on real-life teen fugitives Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate.

Selected for preservation by the Library of Congress, Badlands "  a film so rich in ideas it hardly knows where to turn. Transcendent themes of love and death are fused with a pop-culture sensibility and played out against a midwestern background, which is breathtaking both in its sweep and in its banality." (Dave KehrThe Chicago Reader)


(Fish because the character Kip does not catch one, field greens in a nod to the fugitive couple's scavenging, with some native crops of South Dakota as well.)

  • pumpkin soup, dandelion green pistou, sunflower seed biscotti
  • cornmeal-crusted tilapia fish cakes, parsley sauce
  • roasted root vegetables
  • chocolate-glazed wildflower honey cake

Please indicate if you are vegetarian or gluten-free when making your reservation.

[vegetarian & gluten-free options: soup sans biscotti (gf), garlic & herb cannellini cakes in lieu of fish (v), vanilla custard & fresh fruit in lieu of cake (gf)]


(We do serve a thematic cocktail for a requested donation of $5 (TBD). Water and hot tea are gratis.)

$15. Reservations with payment required.