Cinema defends Brad Pitt film against ‘boring’ allegations

Movie house won't pay out refunds for 'The Tree Of Life'

A cinema in Stamford, Connecticut is refusing to give out refunds to cinema-goers that find Brad Pitt‘s latest film, The Tree Of Life, “boring”.

The movie theatre placed a sign outside its window telling its customers that they should research the film before they purchase their ticket.

The message read: “In response to some customer feedback and a polarized audience response from last weekend, we would like to take this opportunity to remind patrons that The Tree Of Life is a uniquely visionary and deeply philosophical film from an auteur director. It does not follow a traditional, linear narrative approach to storytelling.

“We encourage patrons to read up on the film before choosing to see it, and for those electing to attend, please go in with an open mind and know that the Avon has a NO-REFUND policy once you have purchased a ticket to see one of our films.

“The Avon stands behind this ambitious work of art and other challenging films, which define us as a true arthouse cinema, and we hope you will expand your horizons with us.”

The Tree Of Life is directed by Terrence Malick and is his fifth film in 40 years. The reclusive visionary refuses to give interviews on his films and has not been pictured by the press in years.

The film, starring Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, is described as an “impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s”.

The Tree Of Life is due for release in the UK on July 8.