Mount Vernon, Washington

Midnight Special

Friday, May 20, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 21, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 22, 5:30 pm
Monday, May 23, 7:30 pm
112 Minutes
PG 13

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst
Director: Jeff Nichols
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.

What the critics are saying:
Entertainment Weekly, Chris Nashawaty
As father and son speed toward some doomsday reckoning, Nichols keeps us guessing in a way that evokes "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Midnight Special is a more modest, more enigmatic film than that one was, but it’s no less gripping.
Rolling Stone, Peter Travers
Go with it. Let Nichols turn your head around. He sure as hell will. One caveat: Nichols drops you into the action, no backstory road map. What you see is what you get. Luckily, what you get is extraordinary.
The Telegraph, Tim Robey
The most haunting part of this riskily earnest film isn’t the unmentionable effects coup of its grand finale, but the quieter beats, all in close-up, that comprise its coda: atomised, spent, and sad.
New York Magazine (Vulture), David Edelstein
Nichols’s mythic aspirations are still a puzzle to me; I’m not sure he has connected all the dots in his psyche yet, or that he fully brings off his finale. But I love watching his movies.
Film Prices:
General: $10.00
Seniors, Students and Active Military: $9.00
Members: $8.00
Children 12 and under: $7.00
Sunday Bargain Prices:
General: $8.00
Members: $6.00
Children 12 and under: $5.00
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