Film Series : Recently Restored 2017

Killer Of Sheep

1978, Charles Burnett, USA, 93 min. With Harry Sanders, Kaycee Moore.

Show Times

  • Sat, Sep 9th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 13th 6:00pm

"An American masterpiece, independent to the bone." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Charles Burnett's first feature is a landmark of African American cinema. Unreleased for several years, it gradually attained classic status, winning top awards at the 1981 Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals and being chosen as one of the first twenty-five selections in the National Film Registry of culturally and artistically significant films. Filmed in beautifully gritty 16mm black-and-white with unflinching and richly detailed realism, KILLER OF SHEEP details the daily life of a Watts slaughterhouse worker and his struggle to sustain his emotional and family life in the face of grinding poverty. 2K DCP digital restoration from Milestone Film & Video. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first "Recently Restored" film on any Saturday in September, and get a ticket for the second "Recently Restored" film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.

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