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Director: Ben Wheatley Run Time: 112 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2016

Starring:  Elizabeth Moss,  Jeremy Irons,  Luke Evans,  Sienna Miller, Tom Hiddleston

Nitehawk’s presents midnite screening of Ben Wheatley’s dystopic vision of the J.G. Ballard novel, HIGH-RISE.

Based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel, High-Rise shows Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte, his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder, a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen; and Mr. Royal, the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.

Watch Nitehawk’s HIGH-RISE Q&A with Ben Wheatley on our blog!