Film Series: Killer of Sheep

1978. USA. Dir: Charles Burnett. With Henry G. Sanders. 80 min. 35mm print.

Italian neorealism comes to L.A. in this episodic tale of a butcher and those he encounters roaming Watts between shifts at the slaughterhouse. Burnett’s honest and empathetic depiction of Black working-class life boasts gorgeously textured black-and-white photography and an incredible soundtrack.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

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