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New Digital Restoration!


United States | 1983 | Billy Woodberry


Here’s a new restoration of one of the key works of the “L.A. Rebellion” movement of the 1970s and 1980s that produced such prominent African-American filmmakers as Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep), Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), and Haile Gerima (Sankofa). Billy Woodberry’s indie classic, written and shot by Burnett, was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2013. It’s a neorealist drama that chronicles the devastating toll that joblessness takes on a South Central L.A. married couple and their children. “Worthy of being placed alongside Burnett's Killer of Sheep. Passionately recommended.” –Jonathan Rosenbaum. Preceded at showtime by Woodberry’s 13-min. short The Pocketbook (1980), inspired by Langston Hughes’ short story “Thank You, Ma’am.” Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. Total 93 min.

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