MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
2016, Warner Bros., 112 min, USA/Greece, Dir: Jeff Nichols

In this provocative sci-fi thriller, Roy (Michael Shannon) spirits his young son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) away from a religious cult; the boy has mysterious powers that inspire worship - and fear. Soon Roy and Alton find themselves on the run from a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the federal government, as father and son cross the country to discover Alton’s ultimate purpose. Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst and Adam Driver costar.


99 HOMES
2014, Broad Green Pictures, 112 min, USA, Dir: Ramin Bahrani

Anchored by outstanding central performances, this timely thriller is set in 2010, when Florida led the nation in foreclosures. One of the victims of that economic freefall is recently evicted single father Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield). Desperate to provide for his mother (Laura Dern) and son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash makes a deal with the devil – predatory real estate magnate Rick Carver (Michael Shannon). Carver and his unethical practices had cost Nash his home, but the money to be made by gaming the system at Carver’s behest could prove impossible to resist.


MUD
2013, Lionsgate, 130 min, USA, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Young friends Ellis and Neckbone (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) discover a man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding on a Mississippi island. Mud spins wild tales of his flight from bounty hunters and his hope to escape with his love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). The boys are skeptical but agree to help, and sure enough, their little town is soon being turned upside down in the search for Mud. With Sam Shepard and Michael Shannon.


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