Philadelphia filmmaker Tanya Hamilton has made a wonderful film called NIGHT CATCHES US. Set in 1976 Philadelphia in Germantown, this film gives a unique look at Black life. The confluence of personal drama, political backstory, and historic archival footage of Black Panther meetings and events make this an authentic drama. And the fact that The Roots provide the soundtrack and that it was shot in Philly (which looks gorgeous in it’s leafy Quaker City/beautiful urban decay splendor) and you have a cinematic treat. Please see it while it is in theaters, now. NIGHT CATCHES US is currently playing at the RITZ 5 in Center City Philadelphia.
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