This month in the Arkansas Times Film Series (co-sponsored by the Little Rock Film Festival), we're showing Charles Burnett's legendary 1978 independent film "Killer of Sheep." Filmed in L.A.'s Watts neighborhood in the early `70s, it's a gorgeous and powerful and deeply mysterious document of its time and place, set to music by Dinah Washington and Louis Armstrong and Earth, Wind & Fire.
The New York Times has called it "an American masterpiece, independent to the bone," and The Washington Post described it as, "unlike any American film of its time or any other ... See 'Killer of Sheep.' Then see it again, and again. It's one of those truly rare movies that just get better." And as Chicago Reader's Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote, "Charles Burnett is the most gifted and important black filmmaker this country has ever had."
The screening will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Tickets are $5.