1979. USA. Dir: Charles Burnett. With Henry G. Sanders. 83 min.
With gorgeous black-and-white cinematography, sensitive performances, and an inspired use of music, Burnett transforms the gritty tale of a man making ends meet in Watts into a poetic examination of the Black urban experience. Alternately lyrical and bracingly true to life, this stunning debut is an ideal introduction to one of modern cinema’s unsung visionaries.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.