Thomas Humphrey, Pierce Conran, Hugo Ozman, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Jason Gorber, J Hurtado, Ryland Aldrich, Kurt Halfyard, James Marsh, Zach Gayne, Michele "Izzy" Galgana, Ben Umstead, Todd Brown and Peter Martin contributed to this story.
Opening Film: Midnight Special
Jeff Nichols' sci-fi thriller has the slot for this year's official invites-only opening (thogh public screenings follow afterwards). Starring Adam Driver and Michael Shannon, this tells the tale of kidnappers on the run with a very special kid. But are they actually kidnappers?
Thomas Humphrey reviewed the film, and says it's "undeniably an interesting projection of the bright light that emanates from the uneasy American spirit, and it should be enjoyed by fans of sci-fi".