Cinelicious Pics Acquires Dark Night
Cinelicious Pics has acquired all North American rights to Tim Sutton‘s critically acclaimed Dark Night for an early 2017 theatrical and VOD release. An artfully understated critique of American gun culture, as the title suggests, 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.”
Sutton’s film premiered to strong notices at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was later selected as Closing Night Film at this past BAM CinemaFest. Most recently, the film played out of competition at the Venice Film Festival where it took home the Lanterna Magica Award.
The film employs a pseudo-documentary 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.