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.


LOVING
2016, Focus Features, 123 min, UK/USA, Dir: Jeff Nichols

From acclaimed writer-director Jeff Nichols, LOVING celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has been an inspiration to couples ever since.


TO THE WONDER
2012, Magnolia, 118 min, Dir: Terrence Malick

Writer-director Terrence Malick drew from his own life to take an abstract look at romantic connections and disconnections. While traveling in Paris, Neil (Ben Affleck) falls for Marina (Olga Kurylenko), bringing the Ukrainian divorcée and her 10-year old daughter with him to his native Oklahoma. But the relationship falters in this deeply spiritual drama, beautifully shot by Emmanuel Lubezki.


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