Originally released in 1981, Killer of Sheep was re-released in the United States ona limited basis on March 30, 2007 and will be shown in the UK starting June 20, 2008.
Killer of Sheep was shot by Charles Burnett(his debut feature) in 16 mm black and white,as his thesis film when he was a graduate student at UCLA in the 1970's.'Killer of Sheep' has been declared a national treasure by the Library of Congress,and one of the 100 essential films of all time by the National Society of Film Critics.
Just a sequence of life around the tenement set to Faye Adams' recording of 'Shake Hands,' from writer, director. cinematographer and editor Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep, 1977.
Stan's son (Jack Drummond) observes neighborhood incidents on the way home, Cecil Grant's 'I Wonder' plays, while Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders) works on plumbing in Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep, 1977.
Kids playing in the L-A rail yards, in particular 'Stan's Son' Jack Drummond, from writer, director, cinematographer and editor Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep, 1977.
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