Killer of Sheep
Showing Sun 30 Apr only
- Charles Burnett
- Country of origin and year
- USA 1977
- 80 minutes
- Rated 12A - Contains strong language
- Cast: Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry.
Screenings from Sun 30 Apr
|Sun 30 Apr||18:00 Filmhouse screen 3|
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A remarkable testament of working class black experience in 70's Los Angeles, Charles Burnett's debut remains as relevant today as when it was first released. Stan works long hours in an inner-city slaughterhouse, quietly struggling to hold onto his humanity under the grinding weight of hard labour and family poverty. A work of stark poetry and quiet, excoriating anger, the film depicts the myriad perspectives and pressures upon an urban black community, with a score encompassing the length, breadth and richness of Afro-American music from Paul Robeson to Earth, Wind and Fire.
Preceded by a live performance from Scottish-based Jamaican singer Brina.
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