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Killer of sheep the Charles Burnett collection

Title
Killer of sheep [videorecording] : the Charles Burnett collection / Milestone Film and Steven Soderbergh present.
Publication
[Harrington Park, N.J.] : Milestone Film & Video ; [New York] : Distributed by New Yorker Video, ©2007.

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Description
2 videodiscs (164 min.) : sd., b&w and col.; 4 3/4 in. +
Series Statement
The Milestone cinematheque
Uniform Title
Milestone cinematheque.
Alternative Title
  • Charles Burnett collection
  • Several friends.
  • Horse.
  • When it rains.
  • Quiet as kept.
  • My brother's wedding.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Feature films.
  • Short films.
  • Drama.
Note
  • Title from container.
  • Killer of sheep originally produced in 1977.
  • My brother's wedding originally produced in 1983.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Awards (note)
  • Killer of sheep was named to the National Film Registry in 1990 by the Library of Congress.
Contents
Disc 1. Killer of sheep -- Bonus short films by Charles Burnett: Several friends (1969) -- The horse (1973) -- When it rains (1995) -- Optional commentary track on Killer of sheep with Charles Burnett and Richard Peña -- cast reunion -- Trailer for Killer of sheep ; Disc 2. My brother's wedding (1983 original version and 2007 director's cut) -- Quiet as kept (2007; ca. 5 min.).
ISBN
  • 9781933920061
  • 1933920068
LCCN
784148010748
OCLC
265069794
Title
Killer of sheep [videorecording] : the Charles Burnett collection / Milestone Film and Steven Soderbergh present.
Imprint
[Harrington Park, N.J.] : Milestone Film & Video ; [New York] : Distributed by New Yorker Video, ©2007.
Edition
Special ed., [fullscreen ed.].
Series
The Milestone cinematheque
Milestone cinematheque.
System Details
DVD.
Performer
Cast for Killer of sheep: Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Jack Drummond.
Cast for My brother's wedding: Everette Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett, Ronald E. Bell, Dennis Kemper.
Summary
Killer of Sheep: "In the Los Angeles community of Watts, Stan, a sensitive dreamer, is growing detached and numb from the toll of working in a slaughterhouse. Frustrated by money problems, he finds solace in moments of simple beauty: the warmth of a teacup against his cheek, slow dancing with his wife, holding his daughter. Combining lyrical moments with neorealist style, [director] Burnett unfolds his story with compassion and humor." -- Container.
My brother's wedding: "Pierce Mundy works at his parents' South Central dry cleaners with no prospects for the future and his childhood buddies in prison or dead. With his best friend just getting out of jail and his brother busy planning a wedding to a snooty, upper-middle-class black woman, Pierce navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life." -- Container.
Awards
Killer of sheep was named to the National Film Registry in 1990 by the Library of Congress.
Chronological Term
2005
Added Author
Burnett, Charles, 1944-
Milestone Film & Video.
New Yorker Video (Firm)
Added Title
Charles Burnett collection
Several friends.
Horse.
When it rains.
Quiet as kept.
My brother's wedding.
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