MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

In this sci-fi thriller writer/director Jeff Nichols (TAKE SHELTER, MUD) proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time, as a father (Michael Shannon, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD) goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher, ST. VINCENT), and uncover the truth behind the boy's special powers.
What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the federal government. Ultimately, his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever, in this genre-defying film –– as supernatural as it is intimately human. The film also stars Joel Edgerton (BLACK MASS), Kirsten Dunst (SPIDER-MAN, MARIE ANTOINETTE), Adam Driver (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, TV's GIRLS) and Sam Shepard (BLACK HAWK DOWN, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY).
DIR/SCR Jeff Nichols; PROD Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. U.S., 2016, color, 111 min, DCP. RATED PG-13

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Jeff Nichols
111 Minutes
Sci-fi drama

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