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Killer of Sheep (1977)

Directed, written, produced by Charles Burnett. Cast: HenryGayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, EugeneCherry, Jack Drummond. This gripping portrait of Stan, a Black manemployed in a Los Angeles slaughterhouse, is internationallyregarded as a film classic. Stan's grueling work--gutting andcleaning the sheep carcasses--infects his entire life, includinghis relationships with his wife, children and friends. The filmhauntingly evokes the physical detail and bittersweet emotions ofworking class life with compassion and honesty. Declared a NationalTreasure in 1990. Bonus features on Charles Burnett'sacclaimed short films, Several friends (1969), The horse (1973),and When it rains (1995) ; Killer of Sheep commentary track withCharles Burnett and Richard Pena, Program Director of the FilmSociety of Lincoln Center. 79 min. ; also ;Credits and information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards & HonorsNationalFilm Registry Selection

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