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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.

Previous Screenings

CINEMA SAVANT: CHARLES BURNETT

1986 / /

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

KILLER OF SHEEP

1978 / USA / Charles Burnett

Set in the Watts area of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse worker must suspend his emotions 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.

MY BROTHER’S WEDDING

1983 / USA / Charles Burnett

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.

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.