Killer of Sheep Charles Burnett (1977)

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Killer of Sheep Charles Burnett (1977)

Charles Burnett IN PERSON

40th Anniversary Screening

A landmark of American cinema and key work in the LA Black Rebellion movement, Burnett’s Killer of Sheep offers one of the first authentic representations of working-class African Americans in a feature film. Set and shot in Watts in the mid-1970s, the drama follows Stan (Henry G. Sanders), a father trying to support his family and enjoy the simple pleasures they afford him while coping with psychic stress of laboring in a slaughterhouse. (80 mins., DCP)

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