event · January 24

Killer of Sheep

Slaughterhouse worker Stan (Henry G. Sanders) and his wife (Kaycee Moore) struggle to stay afloat in L.A.'s downtrodden Watts district while maintaining their dignity and love. With lyricism approaching visual poetry, director Charles Burnett captures the struggles—and moments of transcendence—in a life with limited prospects. Made on a shoestring budget, Killer of Sheep would eventually be among the first fifty films preserved in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry.

(NR) USA – 1 hr 20 min

1978 · d. Charles Burnett 

Starring Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Angela Burnett, Jack Drummond


  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 7:15 pm


Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 US