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Killer of Sheep

Killer of Sheep

An American masterpiece, independent to the bone... This may be Mr. Burnett's most radical truth-telling.
New York Times

Both lyrical and starkly neorealist, Charles Burnett’s portrait of a struggling African-American family in L.A.’s Watts neighbourhood influenced generations of filmmakers and is widely regarded as an American masterpiece.

WINNERFIPRESCI Prize, Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 1981
OFFICIAL SELECTIONNational Film Registry, National Film Preservation Board 1990
OFFICIAL SELECTION100 Essential Films of All Time, National Society of Film Critics 2002
OFFICIAL SELECTIONToronto International Film Festival 1981
OFFICIAL SELECTIONSundance Film Festival 2000
OFFICIAL SELECTIONInternational Film Festival Rotterdam 2017
DirectorCharles Burnett
CastHenry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy
1977 | 80 min