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Night Catches Us

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Kerry Washington | WINDOW TALK Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington in Night Catches Us
Anneke Schoneveld

Night Catches Us

Current Status:
In Season

We gave it a B+

Complex African-American responses to the fury that launched the Black Panthers in the 1960s reverberate still when a former member (The Hurt Locker‘s great Anthony Mackie) returns to his old Philadelphia neighborhood in the summer of 1976. Writer-director Tanya Hamilton’s intellectually ambitious debut drama Night Catches Us (in theaters Dec. 3) is all the more notable for setting well-drawn fictional characters in a fraught, real moment in civil rights history. B+

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