Shorts Spotlight: Midnight Son
Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo stars in this film about a marriage of quiet desperation. Midnight Son revolves around a mild-mannered professor, Edward (Jack Mulcahy), as he leaves his wife, Rita (Leo), one night to meet a stranger from an Internet chat room. It is only during his journey that we begin to discover the real reason for the disintegration of Edward and Rita’s marriage. Director Adam Davenport’s film has shades of Happiness in the way it disarms you at first before diving into disturbing territory. Aside from Mulcahy and Leo, Davenport fills his film with a strong supporting cast that includes several notable character actors such as David Harbour (A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Equalizer) and Alice Grace (Magnolia).
Director: Adam Davenport / USA / 2007/ 23 minutes
Starring: Melissa Leo, Jack Mulcahy, David Harbour and Alice Grace