UW Cinematheque: Charles Burnett
Killer of Sheep | USA | 1978 | DCP | 80 min. Director: Charles Burnett
Friday, September 8, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy The life of a working class family affected by unemployment in the Watts district of Los Angeles is poetically evoked by writer/director Burnett in his feature debut. A landmark in American independent filmmaking, Burnett’s lyrical, elliptical style is marked by a frequently perfect matching of music to his haunting images.