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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Today The Stranger Suggests…

posted by on June 27 at 11:20 AM

Killer of Sheep

(BLACK CINEMA) Finished in 1977, Killer of Sheep is a film by the most important black director in the history of American moving pictures, Charles Burnett. To obtain an adequate understanding of the film—which is set in a black L.A. neighborhood, and is about a sad man who kills sheep for a living—you must watch it much more than once. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 329-2629. 7 pm and 9:15 pm, $8/$5 for members, through Sept 15.) CHARLES MUDEDE

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I went to see this on Sunday. It is a supremely gorgeous film, showing a part of our country, and our culture, that is rarely, if ever, featured in cinema. And for all of the historical weight of the subject, it was remarkable to see how completely contemporary this film is. From the clothing to the language to the hopelessness, it could have been made yesterday. A must see movie, thank you Charles for the recommendation.

Posted by Gurldoggie | June 27, 2007 12:03 PM

We've added show times!

Additional dates added!
JUNE 29-JULY 1, Fri - Sun at 9:15 PM
JULY 2, 3, 5 (Mon, Tues, Thurs) at 7 & 9:15 PM

Posted by adam | June 27, 2007 2:22 PM

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