Past Film/Video | Visiting Filmmakers

Killer of Sheep

Charles Burnett (1977)

Charles Burnett IN PERSON

40th Anniversary Screening

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A landmark of American cinema and key work in the LA Black Rebellion movement, Burnett’s Killer of Sheep offers one of the first authentic representations of working-class African Americans in a feature film. Set and shot in Watts in the mid-1970s, the drama follows Stan (Henry G. Sanders), a father trying to support his family and enjoy the simple pleasures they afford him while coping with psychic stress of laboring in a slaughterhouse. (80 mins., DCP)

a couple slow dancing in their home

Killer of Sheep, image courtesy of Milestone Films.

a young boy tying his shoe

Killer of Sheep, image courtesy of Milestone Films.

two boys attempting to do handstands

Killer of Sheep, image courtesy of Milestone Films.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

SUPPORT FOR VISITING FILMMAKERS SERIES 

National Endowment for the Arts

Corna Kokosing

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

Killer of Sheep