Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beautiful Homestead Film: The Better Angels


A Terrence Malick film and true to his traditional style, it is immaculately slow and quiet. It is a vignette on the early days of Abraham Lincoln living in an eastern hardwood forest with his family. There is always something to glean from movies like these, that portray rather accurately, what it was like to live "back in the day" whether it be a new idea for fencing in pigs or planting corn or teaching children to read. Watching this after a long day of weeding, planting, mothering and animal tending, it was like a massage for my soul to sink into the beauty of this film.