AT FIRST LIGHT
In this inventive sci-fi indie, a teenage boy puts everything on the line to protect his longtime crush after she come in contact with other-worldly forces.
Uncomfortable in his own skin, Sean feels like an alien most of the time. Tall, shy, and gangly, he’s just trying to get through his teenage years as best he can while still pining for Alex, a childhood friend who he can barely work up the nerve to talk to now. When Alex is given strange, unexplained powers by some mysterious lights in the sky, she unexpectedly turns to Sean for help. Barely one step ahead of parents, police, UFO chasers, and Men in Black, the two friends take off down dusty back roads and anonymous highways in a desperate attempt to keep Alex safe. As her powers grow stronger and more dangerous, Sean risks it all to help Alex figure out what she has become and why. With a focus on characters and a thoughtful use of special effects—the unearthly UFO POVs are particularly effective—writer/director Jason Stone has produced one of the more relatable science fiction films of recent memory, taking inspiration from the all-too-common teenage sense of feeling like you’re from another planet for this exciting tale of someone who actually is.
CAST: Stefanie Scott, Theodore Pellerin, Said Taghmaoui, Percy Hynes White
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