Directed by Tim Sutton.
Starring Robert Jumper, Anna Rose Hopkins, Aaron Purvis, Eddie Cacciola and Conor A. Murphy.
The lives of six strangers intersect at a suburban Cineplex where a massacre occurs.
Based upon the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado where lone gunman James Eagan Holmes opened fire on a midnight screening of The Dark Knight, this Sundance Film Festival piece sets out to provide a thought provoking exploration centred around mental health and gun violence.
Seemingly taking inspiration from 2003’s Elephant, in its approach to chronicling both the victims and perpetrator of the the massacre, Dark Night falls short of becoming something truly moving and fails to add to the conversation surrounding gun laws in America. The film follows multiple people as they go about their lives, documenting the dull reality of the every day: an actor seeking auditions, a young girl trying to perform better on social media,