It's bad when so many random acts of violence happen in seemingly such a short amount of time, consecutively, that they begin to run together. That's kind of what happened with me when I heard about director Tim Sutton's DARK NIGHT, loosely based on the horrific shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012, killing 10 people and injuring 70. It reminded me of, my god, so many lives lost at the hands of a maniac for no reason, people who were hanging out with their friends in a movie theater enjoying the eagerly awaited final installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. And all the conversations it sparked, about the prevalence of guns, violence in the media, and more--conversations we're still having today.
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DARK NIGHT opens at the Alamo Drafthouse in New York on February 3, and will open in Los Angeles at a later date.