Killer of Sheep

In this standout work of neorealism from Charles Burnett, a Watts, LA slaughterhouse worker must negotiate the neighborhood’s retrograde influences and fight his own personal demons in order to keep from going under in the ghetto. Killer of Sheep is one of the first 50 films to be selected for the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry and listed as one of the “100 Essential Films” by the National Society of Film Critics. Preceded by The Horse, a short film work also directed by Burnett.

Director Charles Burnett in attendance for screening!

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Director: Charles Burnett

Country: USA

Year: 1978

Running Time: 83 minutes

Rating: MT



Genres: Archive Film, Black Viewpoints, Drama, Narrative Feature

Program/Section: Spotlight on Black American Cinema




7:00pm April 18   |   UNCSA Gold   |   Buy tickets