Jul 26th 2019

Post-show Q&A with director Charles Burnett IN PERSON to follow screening! In Charles Burnett’s unforgettable masterpiece, Stan spends his days toiling away at a local slaughterhouse in ’70s Watts, a ghetto in Los Angeles. Exhaused by the nature of his work, he comes home to find himself too benumbed to engage with his wife and two children. Through a series of episodic events, the film presents a mosaic of austere working-class life, in which poverty inevitably intertwines—in ways funny, sad, and profound—the psychic tolls of work with family life. Presented in collaboration with the Loved Ones collective.

format: 35mm, runtime: 80 minutes
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