Killer of Sheep @ Northwest Film Forum, Seattle [from 17 to 20 August]

Killer of Sheep


126
17 - 20
August
19:30 - 18:15

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
(Charles Burnett, US, 1977, 80 min)

Thursday, Aug 17 at 07:30PM
Friday, Aug 18 at 07:30PM
Saturday, Aug 19 at 03:00PM
Saturday, Aug 19 at 07:15PM
Sunday, Aug 20 at 06:15PM

Killer of Sheep is a vivid depiction of black life in Watts, California during the 1980s, directed by Charles Burnett, a central talent of the L.A. Rebellion. The story follows Stan, whose work in a slaughterhouse is gradually sapping him of emotion and feeling. Growing more and more alienated by his labor, he becomes concurrently more distant from his wife, who attempts to keep Stan and their children happy in spite of the encroaching banality of their lives. Killer of Sheep deftly, agonizingly illustrates the dehumanizing cycle of industrial labor and its exchange with, or rather its withdrawal from the black community.

“A miracle of human decency and exalted artistry… kissed with the rigor of a Bresson, the gentle eye of an Ozu… Burnett possesses what may be the rarest quality in American film—tenderness.” – John Powers

“There may be no better contemporary American filmmaker who has so richly evoked the infinite varieties and textures of life, black or otherwise.” – Scott Foundas, LA Weekly
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