Night Comes On

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    Night Comes On

    Directed by

    USA

    2018

    90 min

    • English

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

    • Winner NEXT Innovator Award - Sundance FF
    • Winner Jury Prize - Deauville FF
    • Winner Audience Award - Lighthouse IFF
    • Winner Jury Away - Lighthouse IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Dominique Fishback
    Tatum Hall
    Max Casella
    Screenplay
    Jordana Spiro
    Angelica Nwandu
    Cinematography
    Hatuey Viveros
    Editing
    Taylor Levy
    Music
    Nathan Halpern
    Production
    NCO FILM INC
    Production
    SUPERLATIVE FILMS
    Sales
    CERCAMON

    Press

    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.

    Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

    Though slow, it's intense, and you're hooked from its first scene... to its last, wrenching image. Spiro is a real filmmaker.

    David Edelstein, New York Magazine

    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.

    Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

    A film that balances penetrating clarity with compassion.

    Teo Bugbee, New York Times

    Jordana Spiro

    Jordana Spiro

    USA

    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).