“I like working with the same people if I can. It just makes the job easier – it gives you a shorthand.” – Jeff Nichols
Writer/Director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter), along with cast members Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, and Jaeden Lieberher, joined us at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival for the North American Premiere of Midnight Special.
Following the screening, the group took the stage to discuss the initial inspiration for the story, the long-time collaboration between Nichols and Shannon, and the truth behind Alton’s special powers.
Watch the video for the complete Q&A and don’t miss an in-depth conversation with Midnight Special producer Sarah Green and Aussie actor Joel Edgerton at the SXSW Film Conference. Midnight Special screened at SXSW on Saturday, March 12, at the historic Paramount Theatre and can be seen in select theaters now.
Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW