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Title The Charles Burnett collection [videorecording].

Imprint [Harrington Park, N.J.] : Milestone Film & Video ; [New York, N.Y.] : Distributed by New Yorker Video, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    CHA    Available
Edition 2-disc special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (332 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded guide (ill. ; 17 cm.)
Series Milestone cinematheque
Milestone cinematheque.
Note Collective title from disc labels.
Disc menus incorrectly identify the original version of My brother's wedding as the director's cut, and vice versa.
Special features: Disc 1. commentary of Killer of sheep with Charles Burnett and Richard Peña; Cast reunion; Killer of sheep trailer. Guide: "Killer of sheep: more than a masterpiece" by Armond White; "Notes from film preservationist Ross Lipman" on the UCLA Film & Television Archive's efforts to preserve the film.
Contents Disc 1. Killer of sheep / a Milestone Film release ; a film by Charles Burnett (1977, b&w, 80 min.) -- Several friends / a film by Charles Burnett ; principal photography by Jim Watkins (1969, b&w, 22 min.) -- The horse / cameraman, Ian Conner ; a film by Charles Burnett (1972, col., 14 min.) -- When it rains / directed by Charles Burnett ; story by Charles Burnett ; music by Stephen James Taylor ; La Sept/Arte (1995, col., 13 min.) -- Disc 2. My brother's wedding / a film by Charles Burnett ; editor, Thomas M. Penick ; co-producer, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (original version, 1983, col., 80 min.) --- My brother's wedding director's cut / a film by Charles Burnett ; editor, Thomas M. Penick ; co-producer, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (2007, col., 118 min.) -- Quiet as kept / produced by Jon Oh and Charles Burnett ; written, directed, camera, edited by Charles Burnett (2007, col., 5 min.).
Cast Killer of sheep: Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Jack Drummond.
My brother's wedding: Everette Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett, Ronald E. Bell, Dennis Kemper.
Summary Killer of sheep: An African-American slaughterhouse worker searches for tiny moments of beauty in his predominantly bleak life.
My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life.
System Details DVD.
Language Closed-captioned (Killer of sheep).
Subject African Americans -- Drama.
African American families -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Burnett, Charles, 1944- Screenwriter. Producer. Director.
Sanders, Henry G. (Henry Gale), 1942- Actor.
Moore, Kaycee. Actor.
Bracy, Charles. Actor.
Burnett, Angela. Actor.
Cherry, Eugene. Actor.
Silas, Everette. Actor.
Holmes, Jessie. Actor.
Shannon-Burnett, Gaye. Actor.
Taylor, Stephen James. Composer.
Penick, Thomas, 1948- Film editor.
Oh, Jon. Producer.
Peña, Richard. Commentator.
White, Armond. Killer of sheep.
Sept/Arte (Firm)
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Milestone Film & Video.
New Yorker Video (Firm)
Added Title Killer of sheep.
My brother's wedding.
Several friends.
When it rains.
Quiet as kept.
Standard No. 784148010748
Music No. MILE00107 Milestone Film & Video

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