Killer Of Sheep

  • 1978
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

Milieu is the main character in Charles Burnett's KILLER OF SHEEP, an essentially plotless look at everyday life in a semi-suburban black neighborhood. The film is probably the most perceptive and poetic study ever done of Americans existing one level above poverty. Produced for a mere $10,000 with an amateur cast, it was one of fewer than 100 pictures...read more

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(Movie Clip) Shake Hands
Just a sequence of life around the tenement set to Faye Adams' recording of Shake Hands, from writer, director. cinematographer and editor Charles Bur (more…)
(Movie Cilp) I Wonder
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 pl (more…)
(Movie Clip) Tracks
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 (more…)
(Movie Clip) Slaughterhouse
Walter Jacobs' Mean Old World plays in the background as Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders) works in the slaughterhouse and returns home in Charles Burnett's (more…)

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Milieu is the main character in Charles Burnett's KILLER OF SHEEP, an essentially plotless look at everyday life in a semi-suburban black neighborhood. The film is probably the most perceptive and poetic study ever done of Americans existing one level abov… (more)

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