Killer of Sheep

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  83 min.
Release Date: June 29, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 3.33
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Cast: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Jack Drummond

Synopsis

Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.

Frustrated by money problems, he finds respite in moments of simple beauty: the warmth of a coffee cup against his cheek, slow dancing with his wife in the living room, holding his daughter. The film offers no solutions; it merely presents life -- sometimes hauntingly bleak, sometimes filled with transcendent joy and gentle humor.

Director: Charles Burnett
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Charles Burnett
Screenplay: Charles Burnett
Official Site: www.killerofsheep.com/

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