Finally, First US Trailer For Terrence Malick’s ‘To The Wonder’


Terrence Malick is one of the few working filmmakers whose work manages to speak to me on so many levels. Watching a Malick film isn’t as easy as showing up and sitting down. His films engage the body, mind and spirit on so many levels. I love the feeling I get when I experience a new Malick film, often a blend of general shock and awe, mixed with a peaceful appreciation of what he’s able to convey on the screen without having to use actual lines of dialogue.

Malick paints bold strokes on the screen through the use of rich photography and voice overs. Seeing a Malick film used to be considered a rare event because he usually only makes one film every five or so years, until recently when the director randomly decided to start pumping out projects at a reasonable rate.

His last film, The Tree of Life, only saw release just a couple of years ago and now we’ve already got a new film to look forward to. To the Wonder stars Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem and early buzz so far has coined it as a spiritual sequel to The Tree of Life, with some critics referring to it as the tree of love.

I can totally see that in this first US trailer. The imagery, as always, looks to be full of gorgeous locations and lots of free-flowing camera movement. The story is only hinted at, but from what I can tell it follows Affleck and his various relationships between McAdams and Kurylenko. It looks like Malick will be exploring love and the meaning behind it through the changing of the seasons. I’m not exactly sure how Bardem fits into all of this yet.

I’ve said too much already. Allow me to finally shut up so you can view the trailer for yourself and let me know if it looks even remotely interesting to you.

To the Wonder is set to open on April 12th, 2013. Below the trailer you will find a list of cities that will be showing the film.

Austin, TX: Alamo Slaughter Lane 8
Austin, TX: Violet Crown Cinemas
Baltimore, MD: Charles Theatre
Berkeley, CA: Shattuck Cinemas 10
Cambridge, MA: Kendall Square Cinema 9
Campbell, CA: Camera 7
Chicago, IL: Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema
Dallas, TX: Angelika Film Center and Cafe
Denver, CO: Mayan Theatre
Houston, TX: River Oaks Theatre 3
La Jolla, CA: La Jolla Village Cinemas
Minneapolis, MN: Uptown Theatre – I’ll be there opening day*
Nashville, TN: Belcourt Theatre
New York, NY: Sunshine Cinema 5
New York, NY: Walter Reade Theater
Palo Alto, CA: Aquarius 2
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz East
Plano, TX: Angelika Film Center and Cafe
San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas
San Francisco, CA: Embarcadero Center Cinema 5
Seattle, WA: Egyptian Theatre
Washington, DC: E Street Cinema
West Los Angeles, CA: The Landmark 12

Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Theater
Atlanta, GA: Midtown Art Cinemas 8
Cleveland Heights, OH: Cedar Lee Theatres
Encino, CA: Town Center 5
Fairfax, VA: Angelika Film Center & Cafe 8
Fort Worth, TX: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Indianapolis, IN: Keystone Art Cinema 7
Kansas City, MO: Tivoli @ Manor Square
Milwaukee, WI: Downer Theatre
North Hollywood, CA: Laemmle NoHo 7
Pasadena, CA: Playhouse 7 Cinemas
Royal Oak, MI: Main Art Theatre
Santa Ana, CA: South Coast Village 3
Santa Cruz, CA: Nickelodeon Theatres
Santa Rosa, CA: Summerfield Cinemas 5
University City, MO: Tivoli Theatre

Honolulu, HI: Kahala Theatres 8
Ithaca, NY: Cinemapolis 5
Palm Desert, CA: Cinemas Palme D’Or 7
Portland, OR: Cinema 21 Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT: Broadway Centre Cinemas
San Antonio, TX: Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro 6
Santa Fe, NM: CCA Cinematheque
Tucson, AZ: The Loft Cinema
Tulsa, OK: Circle Cinema

Omaha, NE: Dundee (Art)

Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Spokane, WA: Magic Lantern Theatre

Columbus, OH: Gateway Film Center 8


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