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Night Catches Us

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Time Out says

Set in 1976 Philadelphia, this tale is mainly about a splintered group of ex–Black Panthers keeping it real in pre-Carter America. Although fists are raised in a propulsive title sequence, the movie is built on a much trickier mood—that of resignation, tarnished idealism and compromise. But director Tanya Hamilton’s original script, daringly quiet, feels too divorced from incident to bring its interpersonal frictions to a boil.

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