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AFI Movie Club: KILLER OF SHEEP

Called “naturalistic and poetic, witty and heartbreaking” upon its induction into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, KILLER OF SHEEP (1978)  from writer/director Charles Burnett is a key work from the LA Rebellion movement originating at UCLA in the 1970s in which a group of talented up-and-coming filmmakers sought to depict Black experiences authentically onscreen as an alternative to Classical Hollywood cinema. Burnett was later among the few filmmakers honored with the American Film Institute’s Maya Deren Award, established to recognize pioneers of independent cinema. 

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