Night Catches Us

Night Catches Us

Anthony Mackie
Director: Tanya Hamilton Cast: Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie
, Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
, Jamie Hector
Jamie Hector
Tanya Hamilton

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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A man comes home to find some of the demons of his past waiting for him in this independent drama from writer and director Tanya Hamilton. Marcus (Anthony Mackie) was born and raised in Philadelphia, but hasn't been there for years when he comes back in 1976 to attend the funeral of his father, a local minister. Marcus came of age during the late '60s and was a member of the Black Panther Party when revolution and black power were hot topics in Philly's African-American community. After a key figure in the local Black Panther organization was assassinated, many suspected someone inside the group had informed on them to the police, and more than a few were certain Marcus was the rat as he walked out on the Panthers and left town shortly after the murder. As Marcus visits his old neighborhood, he has to deal with strained relationships in his family and the distrust of old friends convinced he betrayed a close friend; he also spends some time with Patricia (Kerry Washington), a fellow activist he used to love who was also married to the man Marcus is said to have betrayed. As Marcus wrestles with the shadows of another era, he's shadowed by Jimmy (Amari Cheatom), Patricia's disturbed and homeless cousin who still believes in the Panthers' cause. Featuring an original score by the Roots, Night Catches Us received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2011
UPC: 0876964003506
Original Release: 2010
Rating: R
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted and alternate scenes (including alternate opening and endings); Behind the scenes footage: confronting the police; Interviews (including Black Panthers Bobby Seale, Jamal Joseph, Emory Douglas, as well as singer William "Darondo" Pulliam); Photo gallery; HDNet: A look at Night Catches Us

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Mackie Marcus
Kerry Washington Patricia
Jamie Hector Actor
Wendell Pierce Actor
Jamara Griffin Actor
Tariq Trotter Actor
Ron Simons Actor
Amari Cheatom Actor

Technical Credits
Tanya Hamilton Director,Co-producer,Screenwriter
John Chimples Editor
Sean Costello Producer
Lois Drabkin Casting
Dave Golden Musical Direction/Supervision
Affonso Goncalves Editor
Beth Mickle Production Designer
Katie Mustard Co-producer
Jason Orans Producer
Maren Reese Costumes/Costume Designer
Ron Simons Producer
Roots Score Composer
Adam Spielberg Co-producer
David Tumblety Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Night Catches Us
1. Dad's Funeral [8:06]
2. Arrested [6:09]
3. Snitch [8:33]
4. Panthers Attack [9:21]
5. Stay Away [7:39]
6. Being Followed [8:18]
7. Our Neighborhood [5:39]
8. His Own Path [7:07]
9. Finding the Truth [8:02]
10. Being Set up [8:31]
11. Can't Stay, Can't Go [7:50]
12. End Credits [4:12]

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