Out of Blue

Friday, March 22 - Thursday, March 28, 2019

The hunt for a killer draws a detective into an even larger mystery: the nature of the universe itself. Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell (Mamie Gummer), a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing, labyrinthine case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions of quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and exploding stars—cosmic secrets that may hold the key to unraveling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality. Awash in dreamlike, neo-noir atmosphere, this one-of-a-kind thriller is both a tantalizing whodunnit and a rich, metaphysical mind-bender.

  • Country UK
  • Running Time 109 minutes
  • Distributor IFC in Theatres, LLC
  • Director Carol Morley
  • Writer Carol Morley (screenplay), Martin Amis (based on the novel by)
  • Editor Alex Mackie
  • Cinematographer Conrad W. Hall
  • Cast Patricia Clarkson, James Caan, Alyshia Ochse, Toby Jones, Jacki Weaver, Mamie Gummer, Aaron Tveit, Gary Grubbs, Jonathan Majors

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