A hometown favorite, this intriguing film is directed by UNCSA grad Jeff Nichols, crewed by a number of other School of the Arts alums, included cinematographer Adam Stone, who was my student at Wake Forest before he earned a second degree at UNCSA.
I love to brag about Adam’s work, which includes an earlier collaboration with Nichols, Shotgun Stories, and a third film together that has wrapped principal photography.
The film is not just a favorite of mine; it’s also done well on the festival circuit and garnered a lot of critical praise. Let me add mine to the rest.
Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon (love them both) star as a couple pulled apart by Shannon’s preparations for the end of the world. The film has a slow built to a jaw-dropping confrontation scene with Shannon’s best friend at a community fish fry. From that point on, the film is like a rollercoaster that has started its final descent.
Well-crafted and worth seeing.