Killer of Sheep

N.p. N.p., Circa 1978. Vintage reference photograph from the 1978 film, showing actors Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Angela Burnett, and Jack Drummond sitting around the dinner table.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

An African American man contends with anger and boredom at his job in a Los Angeles slaughterhouse, affecting his relationships with his wife and their two children. Shot on a shoestring budget throughout 1972 and 1973, and submitted as director Charles Burnett's MFA thesis at the UCLA School of Film at 1977, the film gained accolades after being shown at the Whitney Museum the following year, with critics praising the film's loose, nonlinear structure and similarities to Italian neorealism.

Shot throughout the Watts district in Los Angeles.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, with light wear to the bottom right corner.

National Film Registry. BFI 716. Ebert III. Rosenbaum 1000.


[Book #151239]

Price: $400.00