What is Killer of Sheep about?
In Watts, an urban and mostly African-American section of Los Angeles, Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders) spends his days toiling away at a local slaughterhouse. His macabre profession seeps into his personal life as he struggles to keep his family afloat and content. Other life situations also prove to be difficult, since it seems that dark intentions lurk within the people he meets outside his family. The layers of stress cause Stan to question whether a better quality of life is possible.Killer of Sheep / Film synopsis
Who made Killer of Sheep?
Writer/Director Charles Burnett submitted his first feature, Killer of Sheep, as his thesis for his MFA in film at UCLA. The film was shot on location near his family’s home in Watts in a series of weekends on a shoestring budget of less than $10,000, most of which was grant money.
Why is Killer of Sheep important?
It won the Critics’ Prize at Berlin, was one of the first 50 titles on the Library of Congress list of American films worthy of permanent preservation, and Burnett is “not only the most important African-American director but one of the most distinctive filmmakers this country has ever produced” (Andrew O’Hehir, Salon) …
Does Dottie shoot Joe?
Ansel and Sharla rush to assist Joe as he savagely beats Chris, not wanting to be killed if Chris flees with Dottie. Dottie recovers the gun and, in a rage, fires several shots, killing Chris and seriously wounding Ansel. Dottie turns the gun on Joe, telling him that she is pregnant.
What year did Killer Joe come out?
July 27, 2012 (USA)Killer Joe / Release date
What is the plot of Killer Joe?
A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man’s virginal sister (Juno Temple).Killer Joe / Film synopsis