WHO’S IN IT?
Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Joel Edgerton (The Gift), Kirsten Dunst (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Sam Shepard (Cold in July), Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Paul Sparks (Edge of Darkness), Scott Haze (Child of God), Billy Slaughter (The Big Short), Sean Bridgers (Room)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jeff Nichols (Mud), director, writer; Sarah Green (The Tree of Life) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister), producers; David Wingo (The Sitter), composer; Adam Stone (Take Shelter), cinematographer; Julie Monroe (Danny Collins), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
When Roy (Shannon) discovers that his son Alton (Lieberher) possesses strange and other-worldly powers, and that a handful of people – including the CIA, a religious cult, and the general authorities – want to use him for their own needs, they both go on the run while trying to learn the truth behind Alton’s extraordinary abilities…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The latest film from extremely promising filmmaker Jeff Nichols, a sci-fi thriller in the vein of John Carpenter, seeks to not only astonish general audiences but to also put the esteemed filmmaker more on the map when it comes to future great directors.