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.


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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