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Killer of Sheep

Killer of Sheep
  • 5 stars
  • 1977
  • US
  • 80 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Charles Burnett
  • Written by: Charles Burnett
  • Cast: Henry G Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett

Charles Burnett's seminal 1977 ultra naturalistic portrayal of urban African-American life gets a very welcome re-release. See where latter day auteur David Gordon Greene ('George Washington', 'All the Real Girls', the forthcoming 'Pineapple Express') stole all his ideas from.

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Killer of Sheep - Charles Burnett

21 Aug 2008

Sheep of the just

Google Charles Burnett’s name and you will come across ecstatic proclamations such as ‘considered one of America’s greatest filmmakers’. That may come as a shock to the many who have never heard of the African American filmmaker or seen any of his…

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