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The Vast of Night (2019)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 15 May 2020 (USA)
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In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, young switchboard operator Fay and charismatic radio DJ Everett discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever.

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Andrew Patterson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sierra McCormick ... Fay Crocker
Jake Horowitz ... Everett Sloan
Gail Cronauer ... Mabel Blanche
Bruce Davis ... Billy (voice)
Cheyenne Barton ... Bertsie
Mark Banik Mark Banik ... Gerald
Gregory Peyton ... Benny Wade
Adam Dietrich Adam Dietrich ... Rodkey Oliver
Mallorie Rodak ... Susan Oliver
Mollie Milligan ... Marjorie Seward
Ingrid Fease ... Gretchen Hankins
Brandon Stewart ... Sam
Kirk Griffith ... Lon Stemmons
Nika Sage McKenna ... Daisy Oliver (as Nika McKenna)
Brett Brock ... Fred Seward
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A mysterious frequency descends on a small New Mexico town in the twilight of the 1950s, forever changing the lives of two youths as they investigate and encounter its origin. Spanning a single night, director Andrew Patterson's transfixing debut barrels its characters through a tribute to the starry-eyed speculations of Rod Serling, as Patterson and his compatriots meticulously render a bygone era. It's one that eschews empty nostalgia through judicious shading of history's insidious margins, and which infectiously captures the wonder of technology, as well as the unsettling risks that come with peering into the unknown. Intermittently framed within the hazy black-and-white scan lines of a television broadcast, Patterson's scope frequently widens to a vivid roaming gaze that fluidly connects its plucky protagonists through a series of increasingly gob smacking long takes. In other scenes, the camera settles with intense concentration on a single subject, achieving taut suspense ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Empty locker rooms in the gym were used for sound stage space and duplicate versions of the switchboard set and the WOTW Control Room set were constructed there to allow for more controlled environments. See more »

Goofs

Radio and TV stations west of the Mississippi River all start with the letter K. Stations east of the river start with W. See more »

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Kaike Ena Sholio
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Performed by A. Kostis
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment
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29 May 2020 | by weigojmi-58-136696See all my reviews

I'll concede I'm not an unapologetic sci-fi buff but other than some good acting, this movie was simply a cliche' 50's UFO sighting story. Nothing grabbed me at all. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen and it never did.


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15 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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Texas, USA See more »

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GED Cinema See more »
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