This edition: Killer of Sheep
First aired: April 11, 2015.
(1979/U.S., 83 min., b&w, drama) Dir.: Charles Burnett. Cast: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett. Stan, a worker at a slaughterhouse, suffers from the emotional side effects of his bloody occupation to such a degree that his entire life unhinges. His refusal to become involved in the similarly destructive, but human-focused occupations of his more affluent friends and acquaintances becomes the odd obstacle to the family's well being. Distrib.: Milestone Film & Video Corp. Discussion guest: Ed Guerrero, New York University.
Ed Guerrero Associate Professor, Cinema Studies, New York University