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.
Rich conflicts and historical textures. Aspects of story and acting could be tightened. Best scenes are so good.
An era and mood in African American history and politics that U.S. cinema has all but omitted. Hamilton has interesting ideas about editing.