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Killer Of Sheep
Killer Of Sheep
Folk Film Gathering 2017
  • 12A
  • Charles
  • Burnett
  • vo
  • US
  • Charles Burnett • USA 1977 • 1h20m • Digital projection 12A – Contains strong language Cast: Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry. Charles Burnett’s first feature, shot on a year’s worth of weekends for under $10,000, is a remarkable portrait – meditative, tender, witty, and affectionate – of a family and community, and conceivably the best film there is about the black ghetto experience. The film episodically and poetically depicts the life of an alienated slaughterhouse worker (Henry Gayle Sanders) in Watts, Los Angeles. Its focus isn’t so much on his work as on off-time, his everyday domestic life with his friends and family.
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  • Killer of Sheep
  • Cert: 12A – Contains strong language
    Charles Burnett / USA 1977 / 1h20m / Digital
    Cast: Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry
    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.