Charles Burnett – American Film Institute

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...

AFI Movie Club: TO SLEEP WITH ANGER

Written and directed by Charles Burnett, TO SLEEP WITH ANGER stars Danny Glover, Paul Butler and Mary Alice. The film won four Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director (Charles Burnett), Best Screenplay (Charles Burnett), Best Male Lead (Danny Glover) and Best Supporting Female (Sheryl Lee Ralph) – and won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance...
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