26.9. - 5.10.2019

Dark Night USA 2016 | 85 min | OV | Colour | FF 2016

Tim Sutton

Tim Sutton is writer and director of the highly acclaimed Pavilion (2012) and Memphis (2013), which had its world premiere at the Venice film festival. He also teaches film at The New School in New York.

rated for 0 + years
A sultry summer's day in a suburb in the USA. A handful of people are making it through the day. A teenager with no joy in his real life plays video games. A traumatised Iraq war vet fights for contact with his family. An immigrant tries not to attract attention, while a would-be model would like nothing better. The only thing these people have in common is their despair. But, as the sun goes down, they are all caught up in the same terrible event. Vaguely inspired by the 2012 killing spree in a cinema in Aurora, Colorado, the different episodes of the film come together to form a disturbing portrait of the USA and probes deep into the psyche of an insecure nation.
Orig. Title: Dark Night
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Director: Tim Sutton
Screenplay: Tim Sutton
Cast: Robert Jumper, Anna Rose Hopkins, Eddie Cacciola, Rosie Rodriguez, Karina Macias, Aaron Purvis
Producer: Alexandra Byer
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Maica Armata
Camera: Hélène Louvart
Set Designer: Bart Mangrum
Cutter: Jeanne Applegate
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Cercamon
Production: 3rd Street Office LLC
contact: Sebastien Chesneau, Cercamon:


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