Midnight Clear

Midnight Clear

Midnight Clear

Running Time: 105 mins

‘‘It was the night before Christmas and for five strangers spread out across town, events are about to lead to the unexpected as each searches for hope on a Christmas that is anything but white.

Lefty has been recently laid off and evicted, but is barely worse off than the other characters we meet in this small Southwestern town. There's an old woman estranged from her family, a church pastor taking his apathetic teen group on a night of caroling, a mother and her son traveling to visit her brain damaged husband, and a gas station owner spending a boring day without business. All these lonely people, where do they all come from?

Their lives randomly intersect, profoundly affecting each other‘s. Where once there was despair, acts of kindness and caring give meaning to seemingly empty lives. Standing at the center of the film is Lefty, a moving and nuanced performance by Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects). Based on Dallas Jenkins' own award-winning short, and a short story by his father and best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins, Midnight Clear is reminiscent of films like Crash and Magnolia, offering a message of redemption, reconciliation and renewal.

Sandy Wolf

MAVERICK COMPETITION