Night Comes On

Fiction film Night Comes On

Saturday, April 14, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Sunday, April 15, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8:30 p.m.
Victoria Theatre

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Guests Expected

Director Jordana Spiro expected to attend April 14 and April 15 screenings. Actress Dominique Fishback is expected to attend April 14 screening. 


Jordana Spiro’s heartfelt and nuanced debut feature concerns Angel, just out of juvenile detention, and her sister, currently in a foster home. Angel is determined to confront her father about their past, while her sibling needs her to stay out of trouble so they can build on their bond. Newcomers Dominique Fishback (The Deuce) and Tatum Marilyn Hall give authentic and grounded performances, intimately capturing the close bond of sisterhood as they desperately try to remain a family against their complex circumstances.

"The harshness of the outside world to the recently incarcerated, for whom life has stalled while everything around them has moved on, is a well-scuffed starting point in cinema. It’s rarely a story that has been filtered through a black female gaze, however, and Night Comes On subtly but pointedly differentiates its perspective early on, noting in passing the myriad misunderstandings, microaggressions, and instances of outright abuse making it that much harder for 18-year-old Angel (Fishback) to make her way after a spell in a Philadelphia juvenile detention center for illegal firearm possession.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

Night Comes On is a modest film that opts for quiet contemplation more often than dramatic fireworks. But it rewards patience with its profoundly compassionate view of troubled characters and should open doors for actor-turned-director Spiro (currently appearing on Netflix's Ozark). It also cements the promise of Fishback as a face to watch. A magnetic presence at the center of virtually every scene, she gives a beautifully internalized performance, defined by taciturn Angel's anger but softened by her scarred humanity.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Director Jordana Spiro

A longtime actress, Jordana Spiro turned to filmmaking in 2009 when she made her first short, The Off Track, followed by Exit the Castle (2010), and Skin (2012), which won multiple film festival awards. Spiro describes the inspiration behind Night Comes On: "I wanted to create a story with a strong female protagonist who was in the midst of an existential crisis." (

Film Details
  • Country(ies): USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2018
  • Running time: 86
  • Director(s): Jordana Spiro
  • Producer(s): Jonathan Montepare, Alvaro R. Valente, Danielle Renfrew Behrens
  • Writer(s): Jordana Spiro, Angelica Nwandu
  • Cinematographer(s): Hatuey Viveros Lavielle
  • Editor(s): Taylor Levy
  • Music: Nathan Halpern, Matthew Robert Cooper
  • With: Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall, John Earl Jelks

Print Source:

NCO Film, Inc.