Killer of Sheep
Posted by Jack Stephens on June 5, 2007
Mark Anthony Neal posts a movie review by Esther Ivereem on the 30th anniversary of “Killer of Sheep:”
For its 30th anniversary, Charles Burnett’s acclaimed masterpiece, “Killer of Sheep,” an unsentimental and quirky portrait of the Los Angeles Black working-class, has been restored and upgraded to a 35-mm print for the proper theatrical release that it never had in 1977. As it makes its way to dozens of cities in the coming weeks, film lovers may recognize it as an important missing link between the Blaxploitation era of movies of the 1970s and the “New Wave” of Black filmmakers that began with Spike Lee’s debut in 1986.