A masterpiece of African American filmmaking, director Charles Burnett's UCLA debut regularly makes lists of the all time most influential American films. It combines gentle lyricism with powerful realism in the story - told with haunting imagery, compassion and humour - of a man's emotional malaise in the impoverished Los Angeles community of Watts.
Dir. Charles Burnett USA 1977 1h 20m
Recently released on a new 35mm print, legendary director Terence Malick's mesmeric study of a confused rampage of young lovers across the States, inspired by the real life Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, saw Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen turn in the performances of their careers.
Dir. Terence Malick USA 1973 1h 34m