“Night Catches Us” director Tanya Hamilton fields audience questions

This was taken yesterday, Sept. 30, 2010, after a Twin Cities Film Fest screening of Tanya Hamilton‘s new film “Night Catches Us” starring Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker”) as an ostracized former Black Panther member in 1970s Philadelphia. She touches on how the filmmaking process affected her personal life, what she found most interesting about the timeframe of her film and what went in to the making of the soundtrack composed by The Roots. Sorry about the light quality; the theater was amazingly dark!

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One thought on ““Night Catches Us” director Tanya Hamilton fields audience questions

  1. Wow!…how did you come across this? Obviously she has been through a great deal in her life. I think it would have been crazy to grow up in a time that was so racially driven. I am not saying that race doesn’t play a factor today but it just seems like it was so much more prevalent back then. Just wondering, what are your thoughts on race today and in general? How long will it play a factor?

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