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The Resource Killer of sheep, a Milestone film release ; a film by Charles Burnett, (DVD)

Killer of sheep, a Milestone film release ; a film by Charles Burnett, (DVD)

Label
Killer of sheep
Title
Killer of sheep
Statement of responsibility
a Milestone film release ; a film by Charles Burnett
Title variation
My brother's wedding
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Killer of sheep: Examines daily life in a poor Black community, in which relationships between friends and within families are strained due to the struggle to survive
  • My brother's wedding: Pierce Mundy works at his parents' South Central dry cleaners with no prospects for the future and his childhood buddies in prison or dead. With his best friend just getting out of jail and his brother busy planning a wedding to a snooty upper-middle-class black woman, Pierce navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photographed, edited by Charles Burnett ; sound, Charles Bracy
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.K523 2007
PerformerNote
Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Jack Drummond
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burnett, Charles
  • Moore, Kaycee
  • Sanders, Henry G.
  • Milestone Film & Video
Runtime
80
Series statement
The Charles Burnett collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Technique
live action
Label
Killer of sheep, a Milestone film release ; a film by Charles Burnett, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1977
  • Preserved by UCLA Film and Television archive ; restoration by Ross Lipman
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1983. Restored by the Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley. Second disc of a 2-disc special ed. "The Charles Burnett collection. "Bonus features: Both versions of My brother's wedding (83 min. director's cut and the 118 min. 1983 version) ; Killer of sheep cast reunion video ; Killer of sheep trailer ; Burnett's new short on Hurricane Katrina, Quiet as kept, 2007, 5 min
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
rcl00030869
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs
Lccn
rcl00030869
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1521615
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Killer of sheep, a Milestone film release ; a film by Charles Burnett, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1977
  • Preserved by UCLA Film and Television archive ; restoration by Ross Lipman
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1983. Restored by the Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley. Second disc of a 2-disc special ed. "The Charles Burnett collection. "Bonus features: Both versions of My brother's wedding (83 min. director's cut and the 118 min. 1983 version) ; Killer of sheep cast reunion video ; Killer of sheep trailer ; Burnett's new short on Hurricane Katrina, Quiet as kept, 2007, 5 min
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
rcl00030869
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs
Lccn
rcl00030869
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1521615
Video recording format
DVD

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