Killer Of Sheep

Killer Of Sheep


Killer Of Sheep is an undisputed masterpiece of African-American filmmaking and one of the most poetic, perceptive dramas ever made about family and community. This acclaimed tale of a disillusioned slaughterhouse worker, and the solace to be found in the simplest moments of life, is tender, witty and affectionate. With lovely neorealist photography – capturing the long, hot days of 1970s Los Angeles – and a gorgeous blues soundtrack (Dinah Washington, Paul Robeson and Little Walter all feature) the film has a quiet emotional power. Killer Of Sheep was one of the first films selected by the Library of Congress for their prestigious National Film Registry, for is cultural significance and artistic importance.

Special Features

- Interview with Charles Burnett
- Feature commentary with Charles Burnett and Richard Pea (Programme Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Centre)
- Several Friends (1969, 21 mins)
- The Horse (1973, 13 mins)

Technical Specs

Director: Charles Burnett
Year: 1977
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 81 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: 15