Killer of Sheep


Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 18 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Mon, Feb 20 7:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:
Release Year:1978
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Charles Burnett
Cast:Henry G. Sanders
Kaycee Moore
Charles Bracy
Angela Burnett
Eugene Cherry
Screenwriter:Charles Burnett


One of the first 50 culturally significant films to be preserved in the Library of Congress by the National Film Registry, Charles Burnett’s legendary feature debut—a keystone movie of the L.A. Rebellion film movement—is a lyrical urban/bucolic portrait of everyday Black working-class life in Los Angeles’s Watts neighborhood. Shot on a shoestring budget with a largely non-professional cast, the story revolves around the experiences of Stan (Henry G. Sanders), a father trying to support his family and enjoy the simple pleasures they afford him while coping with the psychic stress of laboring in a slaughterhouse.