Monday, January 17, 2011


ActNow's New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival

Night Catches Us (2010) 90 min.
Directed by Tanya Hamilton
With Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce and Jamie Hector

In 1976, after years of mysterious absence, Marcus, The Hurt Locker’s Mackie, 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 (Washington) 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.

Check out the trailer below.

Following the February 4th 6:50pm screening director Tanya Hamilton and actor Jamie Hector (The Wire, Heroes) will both be present for the Q&A, which will be moderated by film critic Melissa Anderson. Jamie Hector was born in Brooklyn so it will be a nice treat to screen Night Catches Us in his hometown!

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  1. I remember becoming familiar with Kerry and Anthony in She Hate me and ever since then, I have come to realize that they are definitely two of the most underrated actors of our generation.

    Cannot wait to support them in this film and hope to see more of them in the future.

  2. This film seems extremely interesting...thanks for the sum-up T. I think I just might treat myself to this festival...

  3. I so look forward to seeing these two and all the actors..