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Killer of Sheep

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Killer of Sheep, image courtesy of Milestone Films.
Killer of Sheep, image courtesy of Milestone Films.
Killer of Sheep, image courtesy of Milestone Films.
Killer of Sheep, image courtesy of Milestone Films.
KILLER OF SHEEP trailer
Killer of Sheep

(Charles Burnett, 1977)

Charles Burnett in person

40th Anniversary Screening

Reception | 6 PM

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 7 PM

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 the psychic stress of laboring in a slaughterhouse. (80 mins., DCP)

Before the screening, welcome Burnett at a free reception with cash bar in Mershon Auditorium Lobby hosted by the Wexner Center and its Shumate Council.

Special-event parking is available in the Union Garage. Please pay with $5 cash.

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Enjoy an array of benefits including free gallery admission, ticket discounts, and more.

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