“[A] frightening thriller based not on special effects gimmicks but on a dread that seems quietly spreading in the land…” — Roger Ebert
“…Nichols has a genius for making landscapes and everyday objects resonate like crazy, for nailing the texture of dread.” — David Edelstein, New York Magazine
Arkansas-native Jeff Nichols (MUD, SHOTGUN STORIES) directs this exquisite study in the unsettling power of fear. A working class Ohio father (Michael Shannon) grows increasingly anxious about the safety of his wife (Jessica Chastain) and deaf daughter (Tova Stewart) as his grasp on reality breaks down. Terrifying visions compel him to take actions that put family and friends at risk, in this slow-to-unwind but impossible to shake parable about the instability of modern life.
DIR/SCR Jeff Nichols; PROD Sophia Lin, Tyler Davidson. US, 2011, color, 121 min. RATED R
Show times subject to change. Go to AFI.com/Silver to view the complete schedule.
Co-presented by the AFI Silver Theatre and the National Building Museum. Special thanks to the AFI Silver Theatre for its collaboration, including director of programming Todd Hitchcock, and associate programmer Josh Gardner. For more information visit AFI.com/Silver.
Tickets may be purchased online at AFI.com/Silver or at the AFI box office, located at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland (opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day). Please note that tickets are not available for purchase through the National Building Museum. Metro: Red Line to Silver Spring.
$8.50 AFI and NBM members | $12 General Admission | $10 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Military | $7 Children (12 and under).
AFI Members who show their membership card will receive the member rate to National Building Museum exhibitions, including "Designing for Disaster".
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.