Kerry Washington’s ‘70s-era, critically-acclaimed film Night Catches Us, is now available on DVD, just in time for Black History Month.
The movie is set in the post-Civil Rights era, when many African Americans are adjusting to lives that include more opportunity for some, while many others still struggle with the stains of oppression.
Kerry is Patricia, a former radical who is now a lawyer and single mom. However, her past comes back to haunt her in the form of Marcus (Anthony Mackie), an ex Black Panther whose homecoming is met with hostility.
The two struggle to share their lives and move forward, but first Marcus must face the past and his former comrades who believe he betrayed them.
Director Tanya Hamilton said she “wanted to make a movie that was really, doggedly African American. I think that the whole Black power era is … it’s just about Black people.”
The Rolling Stone described the film as “mesmerizing.”
“Mackie and Washington couldn’t be better. Tanya Hamilton’s first feature is something to cherish," critic Peter Travers wrote.
The movie co-stars Jamie Hector and Wendell Pierce of "The Wire." The film’s soundtrack features music from The Roots.
Watch the movie trailer below.
-Tracy L. Scott