FilmBar Member-Only Screening! Introduced by Monte Yazzie of the Phoenix Critic’s Circle.
Charles Burnett’s KILLER OF SHEEP (1977) is perhaps one of the most influential works of American independent filmmaking. An inspiration cited by artists including Barry Jenkins, David Gordon Green, Ava DuVernay and Mos Def, Burnett’s lyrical, neorealist portrait of a struggling African-American family in L.A.’s Watts neighborhood was little seen until a major restoration by Ross Lipman for the UCLA Film and Television Archive was released nationally by Milestone Films in 2007 (including a smash 12-week run at IFC Center). Newly available on DCP to celebrate its 40th anniversary, KILLER OF SHEEP remains as emotionally powerful and starkly beautiful as ever.
Don’t miss our third Member-Only Screening of 2017. Killer of Sheep: one of the first 50 films to be selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Also chosen by the National Society of Film Critics as one of the 100 Essential Films.
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Sunday 28, May