Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque
SHE MAKES MEDIA
Night Catches Us
(d Tanya Hamilton 2010, US) 90 min.
Major stars Kerry Washington and Anthony Mackie help relive complex and controversial race relations in a tense Philadelphia of 1976. A group of former members of the Black Panther party deal in their own way with the return of one of their own after a number of years away. In her first feature film, director Tanya Hamilton audaciously combines a dazzling array of storytelling devices and modes, from documentary to animation in an effort to bring understanding to a difficult time in American history.