The Vast of Night (2019)

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 ...

Title The Vast of Night (2019)
IMDb Rating The Vast of Night (2019) 6.9 /10
Runtime 89 min
Release Date 15 May 2020
Genres Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country USA
Language English
Director Andrew Patterson
Writer James Montague, Craig W. Sanger
Casts Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer
Filming Texas, USA
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