“A milestone of eloquent understatement that captures the daily life of have-nots as few American movies have.” - Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

“Burnett's documentarian empathy, coupled with his easygoing skill as a dramatic essayist, result in a film that doesn't look, feel or breathe like any American work of its generation.” - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

In Los Angeles, Stan works at a slaughterhouse - labor he abhors. The stress of his job mirror the pressures of his personal and family life in Burnett’s unhurried, authentic portrait of Black lives in America.


Awards and Nominations
Winner - FIPRESCI Prize, Forum of New Cinema, Berlin Film Festival


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