King’s hosts free screenings of ‘Night Catches Us’

King’s hosts free screenings of ‘Night Catches Us’

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

September 6, 2011 – King’s College will host free screenings of the film drama “Night Catches Us” at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, and noon and 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. The film’s director, Tanya Hamilton, will discuss her experiences as an African-American woman working in the film industry at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21.

The events will be held in the Burke Auditorium, located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. The program is sponsored by King’s McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program and the College’s Office of Diversity.

Hamilton’s 2010 feature film debut follows Marcus Washington (Anthony Mackie), a former Panther leader who, after a mysterious absence, 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, Marcus finds acceptance from his old friend Patricia (Kerry Washington) and her daughter. However, Marcus quickly finds himself at odds with the organization he once embraced, whose members suspect he orchestrated the slaying of a former comrade-in-arms.

For further information on the events, contact Nathan Ward, director of diversity at King’s College, at 208-5898 or e-mail nathanward@kings.edu.  For more information on the film, visit www.nightcatchesus.com.

Jamara Griffin and Anthony Mackie in “Night Caches Us,” a Magnolia Pictures release. King’s will host free screenings of the film prior to a lecture by the film’s director Tanya Hamilton about on her experiences in the film industry on Sept. 21. Photos courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Jamara Griffin and Anthony Mackie in “Night Caches Us,” a Magnolia Pictures release. King’s will host free screenings of the film prior to a lecture by the film’s director Tanya Hamilton about on her experiences in the film industry on Sept. 21. Photos courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

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