Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

Midnight Special

August 8–12, 2016

ITR Auditorium


MatureAudiences11

USA 2016
Director/Screenplay:
Jeff Nichols

“Jeff Nichols [Mud, Take Shelter] is a distinctively Texas filmmaker; his work is giant yet personal, tackling huge ideas on an intimate scale. His latest is a masterful blend of road adventure, family drama, and science fiction, in which two estranged parents, the goons of a Jeffs-like cult leader, and the federal government are all after a remarkable child with inexplicable powers. As with his earlier Take Shelter, Nichols is using his large canvas to ask pressing questions about faith and belief, all the while acknowledging his story’s loudly ticking clock and relentless momentum. The matter-of-fact effects and bluntly efficient action beats are marvels, but the real power here is in the connections between parents and child, and the tenderness of their interactions. Nichols does so many things so well, and all at once, that it sort of takes your breath away.” — Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“Jangling, darkly addictive and super-mysterious… Jeff Nichols’s sci-fi chase movie mixes super-powers, religion and an offbeat cast to dazzling, Spielbergian effect.” — Tim Robey, The Telegraph

“Darkly addictive and super-mysterious… Jeff Nichols’s sci-fi chase movie mixes super-powers, religion and an offbeat cast to dazzling, Spielbergian effect.” — Tim Robey, The Telegraph

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 112 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts


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