Night Comes On

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NEXT Innovator Award

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 thrown back onto the streets and into a 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 in some undisclosed suburb. But Angel, strong-willed and resourceful, has a quick-fix plan: find Abby, get a gun, hunt down her father, and hit the reset button on her and her sister’s life.

Filmmaker Jordana Spiro and co-writer Angelica Nwandu paint a tough but intimate portrait of sisterhood amid a hostile landscape where kids and young adults, desperate for guidance, are instead forced to fend for themselves. Naturalistic dialogue and restrained but deeply felt dynamics between the two sisters breathe humor and warmth into scenes otherwise loaded with tension. Night Comes On is a raw and lyrical coming-of-age tale and a testament to Spiro’s gifts as a nuanced and empathetic storyteller on the rise.

Fri. 1/19, 9:30 p.m., Ray, PC
Sat. 1/20, 11:30 p.m., Prospector, PC
Sun. 1/21, 9:00 p.m., Broadway 6, SLC
Wed. 1/24, 9:00 p.m., Temple, PC
Thu. 1/25, 3:00 p.m., Park Ave., PC

YEAR 2018

SECTION NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 86 min

EMAIL jonathan@montepare.com

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Jordana Spiro

Jordana Spiro is a director, writer, and actor. This is her debut feature, developed in Sundance Institute's Directors, Screenwriters, and Composers Labs and through the Cinereach development grant. Her short Skin premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Women In Film/CalmDown Productions Grant. She earned her MFA in film from Columbia University (2015) and received the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Fellowship. Jordana is currently acting in her second season of Ozark on Netflix.