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Aro Favourite Killer of Sheep


USA 1977, 81 minutes, B/W
Dir. Charles Burnett
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama / Independent

Topics: African-American.


Aroview: A recently exhumed landmark of African-American cinema, dir. Burnett’s long-lost thesis film observes the daily hardships of an impoverished family in South Central L.A to justifiable acclaim. Raw, intimate, and surprisingly tender – a rarefied American indie shot through with humane, poetic realism.

NZ International Film Festival 2007

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DVD Features

Includes the short films SEVERAL FRIENDS (1969), THE HORSE (1973) and WHEN IT RAINS (1995).

  • audio commentary
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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