Night Catches Us
First screened in December 2010 / Most recently screened in December 2018
Director: Tanya Hamilton. Cast: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Amari Cheatom, Jamara Griffin, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce, Ron Simons, Tariq Trotter, Thomas Roy. Screenplay: Tanya Hamilton.

Twitter Capsule: (2010) Has trouble locating dramatic rhythms but explores social history with real guts, burdened by complex wisdoms.

Second Capsule: (2018) Rich conflicts and historical textures. Aspects of story and acting could be tightened. Best scenes are so good.

VOR:   An era and mood in African American history and politics that U.S. cinema has all but omitted. Hamilton has interesting ideas about editing.

Photo © 2010 Magnolia Pictures/SimonSays Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

(in December 2010: B–)

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