LA Rebellion Movement – 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: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST was directed by AFI alum Julie Dash (Class of 1974) – an influential member of the LA Rebellion movement which reinvented Black Cinema. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott called her “a true American original who dared to fill an empty space in the American imagination.” With the release of the…
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