5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (9/6/13)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
September 6, 2013 6:27 PM
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4 - Tanya Hamilton's feature film debut Night Catches Us (it was originally titled Stringbean And Marcus. Some trivia there for you) stars Anthony MackieKerry WashingtonJamie Hector, and Wendell Pierce.

Set in Philadelphia in 1978, Night Catches Us follows two former Black Panthers, Marcus (Mackie) and Pat (Washington), who reignite a love affair when Marcus returns home after a decade in exile. Pat’s ten-year-old daughter Iris (newcomer Jamara Griffin) at first rejects Marcus’ return, but soon discovers a kindred spirit in a man who can fill in the missing pieces of her family history. This peace is threatened by a triangle of opposing forces: local Panther leader Do-Right (Hector), who wants to settle past debts with Marcus; Detective Gordon (Pierce), who tries to blackmail him; and Jimmy (Off-Broadway sensation Amari Cheatom), a troubled client of Pat’s pro bono law practice, who takes a twisted idea of Panther justice into his own hands.

The film was was the recipient of numerous accolades, including: a Sundance Institute Annenberg Feature Film Fellow grant winner for the film’s screenplay; a PEW Fellowship of the Arts AwardIFP’s Gordon Parks Award for Best Screenplaya 5-County Arts Grant of the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship.

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5 Comments

  • Mark | September 8, 2013 7:13 PMReply

    I really liked "Gun Hill Road" even if I thought the ending was a bit abrupt. Still, I recommend it.

  • diane | September 7, 2013 9:56 AMReply

    now this list is way better than last weeks list!

  • Bussy25 | September 6, 2013 10:55 PMReply

    I don't know if you have picked La Mission directed by Peter Bratt, starring Benjamin Bratt in the past, but that would be a good pick for next week, hot romance with Erika Alexander. And very solid story.

  • Mark | September 8, 2013 7:13 PM

    Agreed! "La Mission" is an excellent film with great performances!

  • tmack | September 6, 2013 7:17 PMReply

    And IFC is making Blue Caprice available on iTunes on Sept 17!

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