|GRANTLAND.com: Hollywood Prospectus|
Many people were left scratching their heads Monday night at the North American premiere of Terrence Malick's sixth feature film, To the Wonder — and not only after the hard-to-decipher film started playing. Malick was not present for the premiere. But his third and current wife, Alexandra "Ecky" Wallace (his high school sweetheart), was, and she introduced it in a most bizarre way: "My husband sends salutes to the men and hugs to the women. We love Canada, and, in fact, we thought about becoming Canadian citizens after 9/11. We have much to learn from you."