Charles Burnett

Variations on the Real

When he was a student at UCLA, the Afro-American filmmaker, Charles Burnett, shot a legendary film, Killer of Sheep, working on weekends over the course of a year with non-professional actors. This work, despite the awards it won at the Berlin and Sundance festivals, remains marginal and practically underground. It tells the story of a black man who works at a slaughterhouse, portraying everyday life in the Los Angeles ghetto of Watts.

The Horse, Charles Burnett. USA, 1973. 13', video.
Killer of Sheep, Charles Burnett. USA, 1977. 83', 35 mm.


30 March 2008
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