MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
2016, Warner Bros., 112 min, USA/Greece, Dir: Jeff Nichols

In this provocative sci-fi thriller, Roy (Michael Shannon) spirits his young son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) away from a religious cult; the boy has mysterious powers that inspire worship - and fear. Soon Roy and Alton find themselves on the run from a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the federal government, as father and son cross the country to discover Alton’s ultimate purpose. Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst and Adam Driver costar.


KING KONG (1976)
1976, Paramount, 134 min, Dir: John Guillermin

Oil executive Charles Grodin and paleontologist Jeff Bridges set sail for a previously unexplored island, where they discover a gigantic ape; Jessica Lange (in her feature debut) is the beauty who charms the beast. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, this hit remake takes a lighter tone than the original, and Rick Baker and Carlo Rambaldi’s work bringing Kong to life earned the film a visual effects Oscar. “The moviemaking team has come up with a pop classic that can stand in our affections right next to the original version.” - Pauline Kael, The New Yorker.


RACING EXTINCTION
2015, The Film Collaborative, 90 min, USA, Dir: Louie Psihoyos

Director Louie Psihoyos’ follow-up to Oscar winner THE COVE is an equally urgent look at environmental crisis. With pressure mounting on endangered species from the illegal wildlife trade and greenhouse gas emissions, we may be on the brink of another mass extinction. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a team of artists and activists capture never-before-seen images that illustrate the extent of the problem and point toward solutions. “If a documentary can be both alarming and oddly reassuring, it's the gripping splash of cold cinematic water RACING EXTINCTION.” - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News.


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