Night Comes On is a raw and lyrical coming-of-age tale and testament to the film-makers gifts as a nuanced and empathetic storyteller.
Eighteen-year-old Angel leaves her stint in juvenile detention with nothing but a few bucks and a dead cell-phone. 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 death 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.