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|Night Catches Us|
|Directed by||Tanya Hamilton|
|Written by||Tanya Hamilton|
|Distributed by||Magnolia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||January 23, 2010(Sundance) |
December 3, 2010 (United States)
In 1976, former Black Panther's Marcus Anthony Mackie and Patricia Kerry Washington returns home to his racially divided neighborhood after snitching out a friend, with the intention of leveling hostile relationships with his former friends.
Filming took place in Summer 2009 in Philidalphea, Pennsylvania. Director Tanya Hamilton said of the film; "There's a distinct lack of content specific to what it is to be a black American, the variations in that experience, what life is like for people who are ordinary. Those are the stories I want to tell."
Night Catches Us debuted at the 26th Sundance Film Festival, and has since received critical acclaim. Melissa Anderson of The Village Voice said "Tanya Hamilton's striking debut is the rare American-independent film to go beyond the private dramas of its protagonists, imagining them as players in broader historical moments..." The film holds a 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating positive reviews.