Lisa Schwarzbaum
April 06, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Killer of Sheep

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
83 minutes
Limited Release Date
03/30/07
performer
Kaycee Moore, Henry Gale Sanders
director
Charles Burnett
distributor
Milestone
author
Charles Burnett
genre
Drama

We gave it an A

Charles Burnett’s singular, previously unreleased 1977 movie — vignettes of hope-starved daily life in L.A.’s Watts ghetto, stiched together with a golden thread of music. Way ahead of its time 30 years ago, and just as stunning today.

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