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Title To sleep with anger [videorecording] / SVS Films, Inc. presents ; an Edward R. Pressman production ; produced by Caldecot Chubb, Thomas S. Byrnes, Darin Scott ; written and directed by Charles Burnett.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2019]
Container packaging ©♭2019
Motion picture ©♭1990


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    TOS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
DVD edition.
Description 1 videodisc (102 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (16 panels : color illustrations ; folded to 19 cm)
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
stamping rdapm
polychrome rdacc
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
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NTSC rdabs
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DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion Collection ; 963
Criterion collection ; 963.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Cast Danny Glover, Paul Butler, Mary Alice, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Richard Brooks, Sheryl Lee Ralph.
Credits Director of photography, Walt Lloyd ; music, Stephen James Taylor ; editor, Nancy Richardson.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Summary Harry, a devilish charmer from the Deep South, turns up out of the blue on the South Central Los Angeles doorstep of his old friends. In short order, Harry's presence turns a seemingly peaceful household upside down, exposing smoldering tensions between parents and children, tradition and change, virtue and temptation. Interweaving evocative strains of gospel and blues with rich, poetic-realist images, it is a sublimely stirring film from an autonomous artistic sensibility, a portrait of family resilience.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Note Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director; Of Family and Folklore, a new interview program, featuring Charles Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis; A Walk with Charles Burnett, a new hour-long conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett's films and shooting locations; Short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards ceremony in 2017. Container insert includes the essay "You Never Know What's in the Heart" by film critic Ashley Clark.
Subject African Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
African American families -- Drama.
African American men -- Drama.
Superstition -- Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Dark comedy films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures).
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Burnett, Charles, 1944- film director, screenwriter, interviewee.
Pressman, Edward R, film producer.
Byrnes, Thomas S., film producer.
Chubb, Caldecot, film producer.
Scott, Darin, film producer.
Koulisis, Linda, film producer, interviewee.
Glover, Danny, actor, interviewee.
Butler, Paul, 1941 or 1942-2010, actor.
Alice, Mary, 1941- actor.
Lumbly, Carl, actor.
McGee, Vonetta, actor.
Brooks, Richard, 1962- actor.
Ralph, Sheryl Lee, actor, interviewee.
Townsend, Robert, 1957- interviewee.
Clark, Ashley, writer of additional text.
SVS Films, presenter, film distributor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Of family and folklore.
Walk with Charles Burnett.
ISBN 9781681435558
Standard No. 715515226813
Music No. CC2998DCriterion Collection
CC2998DDVD The Criterion Collection

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