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Midnight Special

Saturday, March 12
6:00PM - 7:51PM

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave


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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.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 111min

Director: Jeff Nichols

Executive Producer: Glen Basner, Hans Graffunder, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos

Producer: Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones

Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols

Cinematographer: Adam Stone

Editor: Julie Monroe

Production Designer: Chad Keith

Sound Designer: Jeremy Bowker

Music: David Wingo

Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Erin Benach

Principal Cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard


Jeff Nichols wrote and directed SHOTGUN STORIES, which earned an Independent Spirit nomination, the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle and Austin Film Festivals, and the International Jury Prize at Viennale; TAKE SHELTER, which took Cannes honors and five Independent Spirit nominations; and MUD, earning Nichols an Independent Spirit nomination.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

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Gina Soliz
Warner Bros.

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Gina Soliz



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