After the horrific shooting that took place in a showing of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in 2012, even the movie theater isn’t always safe anymore. Director Tim Sutton wanted to address the sensitive issue with his film, ‘Dark Night,’ and he discussed the challenge of that task during the Sundance Film Festival. Watch his interview here!
When it comes to the Sundance Film Festival, some directors aren’t afraid to approach even the touchiest subjects. Tim Sutton did exactly that with Dark Night, which is a fictional depiction of the terrifying tragedy that occurred in the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting in 2012. But before you shy away from a movie that may seem to have a scary premise, Tim promises that Dark Night is more than just a film about gun violence.
“Something happened in movies that day, the movie theater stopped being safe. I wanted to make a movie that touched on those themes, but not about death,” Tim explains. “I wanted to make it about people, just people’s lives — how do you live out your last day, even if you don’t know it’s your last day?”
While the film seems like it’s going to tug at some heartstrings and give viewers a sense of fear, we commend Tim for making a piece that explores an issue that our country has faced all too many times — even since the Aurora shooting. Dark Knight definitely won’t be easy to watch, but it sounds like a film every American should ponder after all the tragedy that has struck in the last several years.
What do you think of the Dark Night premise, HollywoodLifers? Is it too much of a touchy subject, or do you appreciate Tim’s take on the tragedy? Tell us below!