Eighteen-year-old Angel leaves her stint in juvenile detention with nothing but a few bucks and a dead cellphone. After serving time for unlawful possession of a weapon, she’s cast back onto the streets and into a stormy world riddled with the demons of her past. Her little sister, Abby, is stuck in foster care while her dad, responsible for the murder of their mother, roams free. Armed with her sister and believing she has nothing to lose, Angel sets out on a emotional journey to find her father, right the wrongs, and finally calm the tide.
- Winner NEXT Innovator Award - Sundance FF
- Winner Jury Prize - Deauville FF
- Winner Audience Award - Lighthouse IFF
- Winner Jury Away - Lighthouse IFF
- Dominique Fishback
- Tatum Hall
- Max Casella
- Jordana Spiro
- Angelica Nwandu
- Hatuey Viveros
- Taylor Levy
- Nathan Halpern
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The quest-plot puts a solid frame around what's essentially a sensitive study of a shattered family, poorly served by the social institutions meant to keep them safe.
Though slow, it's intense, and you're hooked from its first scene... to its last, wrenching image. Spiro is a real filmmaker.
Like its determined heroine, "Night Comes On" burns with a smoldering fire, a heat that is no less intense, no less effective, for remaining largely beneath the surface.
A film that balances penetrating clarity with compassion.
Jordana Spiro (1977, USA) studied Drama at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York and graduated with from the MFA Program in Filmmaking at Columbia University in 2015. She is a writer, director and actress, having starred in numerous films and TV series. Her short film SKIN premiered at Sundance 2013 where it won The Women in Film Grant. She received the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Fellowship in 2017, as well as the NYSCA grant for her debut feature NIGHT COMES ON (2017).