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DARK NIGHT

2016 | dir: Tim Sutton | 85 min

A haunting, artfully understated critique of American gun culture, Tim Sutton’s third feature is loosely based around the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado that took place during a multiplex screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Employing a mesmerizing documentary-style technique and a cast of non-professional actors, DARK NIGHT follows the activities of six strangers over the course of one day, from sunrise to midnight, the shooter among them. Shot in Sarasota, Florida and lensed by veteran French DP Hélène Louvart (PINA, THE BEACHES OF AGNES), the dream-like visuals articulate both Sutton’s carefully crafted landscapes and the characters’ sense of alienation and suburban malaise. Winner of the Lanterna Magica Award at the Venice Film Festival following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, DARK NIGHT is essential viewing, not only for art-house filmgoers, but for anyone invested in the debate over gun violence in America as well.

“Haunting”
Eric Kohn – IndieWire

“A mysterious elegy of a film, pregnant with both the beauty of the everyday and the menace of impending violence.”
A.A. Dowd – A.V. Club

“A thought provoking requiem”
Rodrigo Perez – The Playlist

“Sundance at its best”
Manohla Dargis – The New York Times

IN THEATERS
February 3-9, 2017 Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY get ’em
February 3-9, 2017 Alamo Drafthouse New Mission San Francisco, CA get ’em
February 10-16, 2017 Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center New Orleans, LA get ’em
February 10-11, 2017 Union Cinema Milwaukee, WI get ’em
February 11, 2017 PhilaMOCA Philadelphia, PA get ’em
February 17 & 20, 2017 Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Austin, TX get ’em
February 24 – March 2, 2017 Facets Cinematheque Chicago, IL get ’em
February 24, 2017 Mayfair Theatre Ottawa, CA get ’em
March 2-3, 2017 Wexner Arts Center Columbus, OH get ’em
March 3-5, 2017 Webster University St. Louis, MO get ’em


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