Directed by Jordana Spiro

Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2018

Official Selection Rotterdam Film Festival 2018

Screening times at Sundance Film Festival 2018

Friday 19 at 9:30pm @Ray Theatre (Public)

Saturday 20 at 2:30pm @ Holiday 1 (P&I)

Saturday 20 at 11:30pm @ Prospector (Public)

Wednesday 24 at 9pm @ Temple Theatre (Public)

Screening times at Rotterdam Film Festival 2018

Monday 29 at 10am, Pathé 2 (P&I)

Wednesday 31 &t 6:45pm, Pathé 4 (Public)

Feb, Thursday 1 at 5pm @ Cinerama 1 (Public)

Feb, Friday 2 at 4:30pm @ Pathé 6 (Public)

Feb, Sat 3 at 11am @ Schouwburg Grote Zaal (Public)

Screening times at Berlin Film Festival 2018

Feb, Saturday 17 at 9am @ CineStar IMAX (Market Screening)

Feb, Monday 19 at 2:45pm @ CineStar 4 (Market Screening)

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.

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Synopsis              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.


Crew                     Director: Jordana Spiro

Screenwriters: Jordana Spiro, Angelica Nwandu

Producers: Jonathan Montepare, Alvaro R. Valente, Danielle Renfrew Behrens

Executive Producers: Bill Harnisch, Ruth Ann Harnisch, David Stone, David Boies III, Donna Gruneich, Kevin Gruneich, Jenifer Westphal, Patty Quillin, Larry Taube, Jordana Spiro, Matthew Spitzer
Cinematographer: Hatuey Viveros Lavielle

Editor: Taylor Levy

Production Designer: Valeria De Felice

Costume Designer: Begoña Berges

Composers: Nathan Halpern, Matthew Robert Cooper

Sound Designer: Chris Foster

Casting Directors: Julie Schubert, Laray Mayfield
Line Producer: Tatiana Bears

Production company: Superlative Films

Publicist: Shannon Treuch, Falco Ink (<>, +19172257093)


Original Title    Night Comes On

Language          English

Genre                 Drama

Length               86 mins

Format               DCP | Colour | 5.1

Year                    2018


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Jordana Spiro is a director, writer and actress. Her debut feature Night Comes On, which she directed and co-wrote premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. She developed the film at the Sundance Institute’s Directors, Screenwriters, and Composers Labs, and through a Cinereach development grant. Her short Skin premiered at Sundance and won the Women In Film Productions award. Skin also won the Honorable Mention Award at SXSW, showed at Telluride, Palm Springs, and AFI among others. Jordana earned her MFA in Film from Columbia University (2015) and received the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Fellowship. As an actress she has starred in numerous films and television series and is currently acting in her 2nd season of Ozark for Netflix. She studied drama at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York and was selected to join the Berlinale Talent Campus in Berlin.