Tree of Life HOW-TO Guide on Youtube

For the less philosophically inclined

As Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” which opened in major cities at the end of last month, is getting ready for its nationwide rollout, a how-to featurette has been released by distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures in the hopes that it will help shepherd the meditative film across the dusty trails that await. Because in order for a movie to make money, as Mike Fleming of Deadline New York reports, it needs to connect with a young audience and as anyone who’s seen “The Tree of Life” knows, this is a head-scratching challenge for the distributor.

Filmmakers Chris Nolan and David Fincher, who are both self-avowed Malick proteges, talk up the filmmaker and his movie in interviews included in the featurette.