night catches us

Director and writer Tanya Hamilton’s Night Catches Us is in theaters this weekend. The film, starring Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington, is set in 1976 Philadelphia in the aftermath of the black power movement.

Check out reviews of the film @ NPR, NY Times, and TheRoot.

Hamilton also tells the NY Times about her inspiration for the film here.
A lengthier interview with the director is posted below c/o Reelblack:


About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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