Tuesday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. | In LaGrange, Ohio, construction worker Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) is tortured by apocalyptic nightmares and visions of storms that rain motor oil. He is increasingly isolated socially as he becomes obsessed with expanding a shelter for his wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) and hearing-impaired daughter Hannah in his backyard. Is he having a psychotic break, or a premonition of the devastation to come?

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Critics Week Grand Prize, SACD Award, FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival 
Winner - Best Writing, Best Actor (Michael Shannon), Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Nominee - Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Horror/Thriller Film, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films

Cli-Fi Lecture SeriesThis series will screen a wide range of historical and contemporary Cli-Fi films, including science fiction, narrative, and experimental films, as well as blockbusters, in order to explore how they encourage us to see, understand, and respond to the escalating crisis of climate change. All screenings followed by lecture from Shawn Michelle Smith and Oliver Sann. View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu