Killer of Sheep
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Dir. Charles Burnett. 1977, 83 mins. 35mm. With Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett. Killer of Sheep is L.A. Rebellion’s most widely celebrated film. The documentary-like but poetically rendered narrative follows Stan (Sanders), employed at the slaughterhouse and suffering from the emotional side effects of his bloody occupation. The film is an impressionistic portrait of a Black family man eaten up by money problems, who is fighting to save his soul and support his family in the Watts ghetto of L.A.
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