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Chicago’s Black Cinema House Presents Summer Screening of 'Killer of Sheep' This Sunday 7/6

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act July 2, 2014 at 11:58AM

The Black Cinema House in Chicago will continue its summer screening program with a showing of Charles Burnett’s groundbreaking classic film 'Killer of Sheep'
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Killer of Sheep

The Black Cinema House in Chicago, which has quickly established itself during the past year as one of the best venues in the country to regularly watch independent, experimental and rarely seen black films, will continue its summer screening programs with a showing of Charles Burnett’s groundbreaking and influential classic film "Killer of Sheep."

Dealing with life in the Watts area of South Central Los Angeles in the mid-1970's, the film's story is told from the point of view of Stan, a sensitive and troubled man who is growing detached and numb from his family and the world around him, due to the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.

As it been said about the film, “it merely presents life — sometimes hauntingly bleak, sometimes filled with transcendent joy and gentle humor."

Remarkably, the film was made over a series of weekends on a budget of less than $10,000, and finally completed in 1977. It was screened occasionally at film festivals, as its reputation grew, until the film won a major prize at the 1981 Berlin International Film Festival.

Since then, the Library of Congress declared it, in 1990, as a national treasure, and one of the first fifty on the National Film Registry and the National Society of Film Critics selected it as one of the “100 Essential Films” of all time.

It was restored in 2007 and released theatrically in movie theaters in the U.S. for the first time.

The film will be screened and presented by Vaun Monroe, screenwriter and an Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago, this Sunday, July 6 at 4PM, at the Black Cinema House’s new location, at 72nd

As always the screening is FREE but you must RSVP here

This article is related to: Charles Burnett, Screening Sighting


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