When: Fri., March 3, 7:30 p.m. 2017
America is stuck in what seems like a never-ending debate on gun control. Tim Sutton's drama Dark Night is about American gun culture, especially the mass shootings. The film is loosely based on the Aurora, Colorado, shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, which left twelve dead and 70 injured. The story explores the activities of six strangers over one day leading up to a devastating shooting, with one of them being the perpetrator. Sutton uses non-professional actors and documentary techniques to add layers of realism without being exploitative. It is a film that is for those who have an investment in the gun control debate as well as those who advocate for the art-house provocateur. Dark Night screens at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday (March 3 to 5) in Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $5 to $7.