Catch the Thriller on DIRECTV CINEMA®

AT&T* is giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.” Shawn Christensen, who won an Academy Award® for his short “Curfew,” directs. The film stars Logan Lerman (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”), Elle Fanning (“Neon Demon”), Michelle Monaghan (“Pixels”), Nathan Lane (“Modern Family”) and Kyle Chandler (“Manchester By The Sea”).

“The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Watch it now exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA before it arrives in theaters March 2.

The plot

After publishing a bestselling novel based on the death of one of his high school classmates, the controversial writer Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman) finds himself catapulted to unexpected fame and renown. His relationship with his girlfriend (Elle Fanning) begins to fall apart as the dark consequences of the book intrude on their life together, and he disappears without a trace. Nearly a decade later, an enigmatic detective searches for the missing author, whose books are connected to a string of mysterious arsons.

Tune in

“‘The Vanishing of Sidney Hall’ is a masterful execution of suspense and mystery,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, AT&T Video Marketing. “Christiansen delivers an intriguing plot with compelling performances by a talented cast. Our customers can tune in to ‘The Vanishing of Sidney Hall’ a month before it hits theaters.”

“The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” will be available for 72-hour rental. View it in:

  • 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $10.99.
  • Standard-definition (SD) for $9.99.

DIRECTV CINEMA is a premium pay-per-view service. It brings exclusive access to select new releases before they hit theaters. For more information, go to

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