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Interview: Charles Burnett At KAFFNY Talks Racism, TV Work, And The L.A. Riots

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 24, 2011 1:48 AM
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Cinephiles received a surprise treat when, in 2007, Charles Burnett's debut film "Killer of Sheep" was showcased in theaters and on DVD thirty years after it was created. Taking cues from Italian neo-realism, the movie examined a community of African Americans in L.A. as they lived their day-to-day lives, scraping by but always remaining optimistic. The release reached many new audiences, which begs the question -- what is this brilliant artist up to now?

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