Director/Writer: Jeff Nichols
Cast: Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver
Producer: Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
A Warner Bros. Release
March 18, 2016
In the sci-fi thriller MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time, as a father (Michael Shannon) goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), 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.