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Cinema Savant

Pioneering, Academy Award-winning writer-director-producer Charles Burnett is celebrated with a Cinema Savant honor and a film retrospective.

Upcoming Screenings

MY BROTHER’S WEDDING

1983 / USA / Charles Burnett

Thu, Oct 246:00pm

A man has conflicts with his upwardly mobile brother and well-to-do fiance and is reluctantly to be the best man at their wedding. Presented as part of FilmScene’s Charles Burnett Retrospective. Burnett will be honored with our Cinema Savant award on November 2.

KILLER OF SHEEP

1978 / USA / Charles Burnett

Thu, Oct 316:00pm

Set in the Watts area of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse worker must suspend his emptions to continue working at a job he finds repugnant, and then finds he has little sensitivity for the family he works so hard to support. Presented as part of FilmScene’s Charles Burnett Retrospective. Burnett will be honored with our Cinema Savant award on November 2.

CINEMA SAVANT: CHARLES BURNETT

1986 / /

Sat, Nov 27:00pm

Join FilmScene for an evening celebrating the career of pioneering writer-director-producer, Charles Burnett.

Previous Screenings

TO SLEEP WITH ANGER

1990 / USA / Charles Burnett

The life of a middle-class black family in Los Angeles is disrupted by the arrival of an old friend from back South. Presented as part of FilmScene’s Charles Burnett Retrospective. Burnett will be honored with our Cinema Savant award on November 2.