Friday, March 30, 2007

Killer of Sheep

I won't even try to link to all of the amazing reviews that have been pouring in from all sources for Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep, a 1976 film that never had a theatrical release but nevertheless has been nearly universally acclaimed as a lost masterpiece, one of the best American films ever made, and required watching by anyone the least bit interested in cinema. I, of course, have never heard of it. So Google it. That's what I had to do.

But -- that doesn't mean that I am not stoked about its restoration and re-release, and will do everything I can to try to see it either in NYC or, if I am so fortunate and a print manages to migrate its way down I-95, here in Philadelphia.

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