When Night Is Falling
|When Night is Falling|
|Directed by||Patricia Rozema|
|Produced by||Barbara Tranter|
|Written by||Patricia Rozema|
|Music by||Lesley Barber|
|Edited by||Susan Shipton|
|Running time||94 minutes|
The film stars Pascale Bussières as Camille Baker, a university literature professor at a religious college struggling with both her tenure-track career and her troubled relationship with fellow professor Martin (Henry Czerny). When a carnival subsequently comes to town, Camille is confused by her unexpected lesbian attraction to Petra (Rachael Crawford), a sexy, free-spirited circus performer.
When Night is Falling was given the NC-17 rating by the MPAA, though it surrendered the rating; it was then released with no rating. The film was later released onto video with two versions: the original unrated version, and an R rated cut. The film makers appealed the NC-17 rating because of the highly negative stigma associated with NC-17 rated films, and because the NC-17 restricts the distribution and actual sales of such movies. The appeal, however, was declined, so When Night is Falling was released unrated.
When Night is Falling received mixed reviews: Siskel & Ebert didn't like the film too well and gave negative reviews; and the Rotten Tomatoes scale for When Night is Falling did not go higher than 50% 
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