4240 Northwest 27th Avenue
Historic Hampton House in partnership with FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora Studies and Miami Jazz & Film Society present the UNITY BOULEVARD FILM SERIES, a new film and discussion series happening every third Thursday at the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center!
Join us for a screening of Night Catches Us written and directed by Tanya Hamilton. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Donna Aza Weir-Soley, Associate Professor of English and an affiliated member in African & African Diaspora Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.
Thursday, July 18th, 2019 @ 6 pm
$5 Advance Tickets
$10 At the Door
Students FREE with student ID
Historic Hampton House Cultural Center
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami, Florida 33142
*Free Parking in Rear via 43rd Terrace*
About the film:
Night Catches Us is a 2010 drama film directed and written by Tanya Hamilton and stars Kerry Washington, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce, and Novella Nelson. Set in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1976 during the Black Power movement in the U.S, Night Catches Us examines the 60s liberation struggles through the relationship of former Black Panthers Patricia (Kerry Washington) and Marcus (Anthony Mackie). With police harassment of African-Americans by the nearly all-white Philadelphia police force still continuing in ’76, Night Catches Us considers the near-impossibility of disentangling the personal from the political. The film intersperses snippets of iconic Black Panther footage. However, rather than romanticize Black Power, Hamilton chooses the riskier path of examining its emotional and political fallout.