“Night Catches Us,” a soon-to-be-released film about the Black Panthers set in Philadelphia and produced by UW graduate Ron Simons, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Cinebarre theater in Mountlake Terrace. The exclusive screening, which will raise money for the UW School of Drama Career Entry Endowment Fund, is co-sponsored by the UW School of Drama and the Graduate School.
Mountlake Terrace council member Kyoko Matsumoto, who has been on the UW School of Drama Advisory Board for over 16 years, had this to say about the film:
I’m a strong supporter of all our Alums. I’m proud of Ron Simons for getting this film made. And proud that a Mountlake Terrace theatre is the location for this special event.
The evening will conclude with a brief Q&A with Simons. Tickets to attend are $25 each and include a small popcorn, drink and the post-screening talk. Attendees must be 21 years old. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/133894 to buy your tickets.
For details on the film, visit www.nightcatchesus.com.
Night Catches Us, written and directed by Tanya Hamilton, starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce, is the first feature film produced by SimonSays Entertainment, Inc., which Simons founded in 2009 with the mission to “tell every story.” The film premiered at Sundance 2010 as a grand jury nominee and will be released by Magnolia Pictures Dec. 3. The firm has just wrapped its second feature, “Gun Hill Road.”
In 1976, after years of mysterious absence, Marcus (Anthony Mackie, “The Hurt Locker”) returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age in the midst of the Black Power movement. While his arrival raises suspicion among his family and former neighbors, he finds acceptance from his old friend Patricia (Kerry Washington, “Ray,” “Lift”) and her daughter. However, Marcus quickly finds himself at odds with the organization he once embraced, whose members suspect he orchestrated the slaying of their former comrade-in-arms. In a startling sequence of events, Marcus must protect a secret that could shatter everyone’s beliefs as he rediscovers his forbidden passion for Patricia.
Must be 21 year of age for admittance.
(includes a small popcorn, drink, and post-screening talk with Ron Simons).
Seating is limited.
Tickets sold at the door on a first come, first served basis, if available.
All proceeds benefit the School of Drama Career Entry Endowment.
Thank you for your tax-deductible donation.
Additional food & beverage available for purchase.