The Vanishing of Sidney Hall is a 2017 American mystery drama film directed by Shawn Christensen.
Starring Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Kyle Chandler, Nathan Lane, Blake Jenner, Margaret Qualley, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tim Blake Nelson, Janina Gavankar and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

A24 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 released the trailer:
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall | Official Trailer HD | A24.

What is The Vanishing of Sidney Hall about?

The film centers around Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman), a young novelist whose life is depicted in a non-linear narrative, through elliptical flashbacks and flash-forwards through three periods of his life. At the age of eighteen, Sidney reads a story about masturbating in the sixth grade to his English class, to the chagrin of his teacher. He is spared from expulsion by a fellow English teacher, Duane Jones (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), who encourages him with his writing. Sidney is subsequently approached by a bully, Brett Newport (Blake Jenner), who requests assistance with digging up a package they buried when they were small children. Sidney declines and returns home to his abusive mother Velouria (Michelle Monaghan), his downtrodden disabled father Gerald (Darren Pettie), as well as a love letter from an unidentified "Melody". Duane encourages Sidney to use unorthodox, loud tactics to draw Melody out, which he attempts, to no avail. He spots a girl (Elle Fanning) from the Jameson family across the street and correctly deduces that she is Melody, though she is hesitant to directly interact with him. After seeing Brett bully a classmate, Sidney agrees to help him dig up the package, on the condition that he ceases bullying. The pair go and dig the package up, but as they are about to part ways, Brett's father, Judge George Newport (Sean Cullen), violently arrives on the scene and Brett is forced to hand the package off to Sidney. Sidney watches the tape, to discover that it is a recording of Judge Newport having sex with an adolescent girl. Sidney and Brett rendezvous and agree to go to the authorities with the tape.

Who's in the The Vanishing of Sidney Hall cast?

Logan Lerman
Sidney Hall, Melody's boyfriend and later husband, Velouria and Gerald's son
Elle Fanning
Melody Jameson, Sidney's girlfriend and later wife
Michelle Monaghan
Mrs. Hall
Kyle Chandler
The Searcher/Francis Bishop
Nathan Lane
Harold, Sidney's literary agent and Alexandra's father
Blake Jenner
Brett Newport, Sidney's schoolmate
Margaret Qualley
Alexandra, Harold's daughter
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Duane Jones, Sidney's English teacher
Tim Blake Nelson
Johan Tidemand, a sculptor Sidney befriends
Janina Gavankar
Gina, Sidney's personal assistant
Darren Pettie
Gerald Hall, Sidney's father and Velouria's husband
Alex Karpovsky
Mr. Bauer
Michael Chen
Avery Whitted
Henry Crowe
Ariane Rinehart
Sean Cullen
Judge Newport
Mercedes Herrero
Mrs. Sennett
Lora Martinez-Cunningham
Hospital Administrator
Sasha Hutchings
Harold's Secretary
Peter Francis James
Dr. Baum
Christine Devine
News Anchor
Fredi Walker-Browne
Head Nurse
Fredrick Lopez
Jazzy Kae
Lab Partner (as Jazzy Williams)
Irania Reyes
Christina Brucato
Azumi Tsutsui
Japanese Interviewer
John Trejo
Police Officer
Ruben Rivera Laguna
Charlie Le Grice
Reporter 1 (as Charlie Monique La Grice)
Zakiya Young
Reporter 2
Jason Tottenham
Reporter 3
Daniel Morgan Shelley
Officer 1
Lee Garrett
Officer 2
David Alan Basche
Senator Dale
Michael Drayer
Ryan Willard

When is The Vanishing of Sidney Hall released in cinemas?

The film The Vanishing of Sidney Hall was scheduled to be released on January 25, 2017 (Sundance Film Festival) and on March 2, 2018 (United States) by A24, DirecTV Cinema, Film1 and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

What are The Vanishing of Sidney Hall film specifications?

The duration of the film is 117 minutes.

The film The Vanishing of Sidney Hall is rated with "R" rating.

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall filming. Principal photography began on April 22, 2016 at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, in Pleasantville, New York.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Vanishing of Sidney Hall?

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall got low rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

Other sites about The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

Official website:

IMDB: Sidney Hall

Wikipedia: The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

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