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Night Catches Us

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"MESMERIZING. Mackie and Washington couldn’t be better. Tanya Hamilton”s first feature is something to cherish. REMEMBER HER NAME. SHE’S A GENUINE FIND."

-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"A STRIKING FILM. The rare American-independent film to go beyond the private dramas of its protagonists, imagining them as players in broader historical moments. Anthony Mackie is mesmerizing."

-Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

"Director Hamilton tells a complex story with admirable clarity and nuance, power as well as insight. Anthony Mackie is one of the most consistently interesting and surprising movie actors around."

-A.O. Scott, NY Times

"A REMARKABLE FEATURE DEBUT with smoldering performances from Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington."

-Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Strong feature debut of Tanya Hamilton."


"Rich and satisfyingly multi-character drama about the intersection of the personal and the political."


"Showcases wonderful performances by stars Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington."




"A refreshingly brainy, honorable attempt to address a complex chapter of African-American pride."

-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

"EXCEPTIONAL. A powerful saga."

-Jeffrey Lyons, Hampton Sheet

"RIVETING! Kerry Washington is astounding and Anthony Mackie delivers a powerful performance."

-Chris Kompanek, Flavorwire

"Night Catches Us is exactly what independent filmmaking should be."

-Clay Cane,

About The Film

In 1976, after years of mysterious absence, Marcus returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age in the midst of the Black Power movement. While his arrival raises suspicion among his family and former neighbors, he finds acceptance from his old friend Patricia and her daughter. However, Marcus quickly finds himself at odds with the organization he once embraced, whose members suspect he orchestrated the slaying of their former comrade-in-arms. In a startling sequence of events, Marcus must protect a secret that could shatter everyone’s beliefs, as he rediscovers his forbidden passion for Patricia.

Cast & Crew

Tanya Hamilton

Anthony Mackie
Kerry Washington
Jamie Hector
Wendell Pierce
Amari Cheatom

Tanya Hamilton

Ron Simons
Sean Costello
Jason Orans

Magnolia OnDemand

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