Watch Midnight Clear
- 1 hr 43 min
The film Midnight Clear (2006) is an independent drama starring an ensemble cast, including: Stephen Baldwin, K. Callan, Kirk B. R. Woller, Mary Thornton, Mitchell Jarvis and Victoria Jackson. This tale began life as a short story in the mind of Jerry B. Jenkins. It was later developed by his son Dallas into a short film and expanded into a feature-length project. At its core, this film is a modern holiday parable about the destructive power of shame and the healing power of even the smallest kindnesses; it is just as essential to receive gifts with grace as to give them - regardless of the time of year. On this particular night (Christmas Eve) we meet five apparent strangers who seem to have only one thing in common: loneliness. Lefty is a down-and-out guy who can't seem to keep hold of anything-not his job, not his home, not his family. Mary is fighting to stay strong for everyone and raise a child solo as her husband slowly recovers from a devastating accident. Mitch is youth group leader struggling with feelings of self-doubt and survivor's guilt. Kirk is a gas-station owner whose best laid plans to make his store more a destination than a stop-over didn't quite pan out. And Eva is woman surrounded by loss: her husband is dead, her children far-flown. She rarely leaves home and few visit. But as the story progresses their lives slowly converge - most notably at the gas station - and we discover that these people have far more in common than anyone ever suspected. They all have difficulties they struggle to surmount, they all have curious assumptions and unfulfilled dreams and they all need to give and receive love from someone (especially their mothers). And before this night is over, they will all realize that not only does a little kindness make a very big difference, but it is the simplest and quickest balm for every aching soul.