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Killer of Sheep


The first feature film from acclaimed independent African American filmmaker [[Performer~P83593~Charles Burnett~charlesburnett]], this intensely emotional drama concerns a man who makes his living at a slaughterhouse as he struggles for economic and emotional survival and tries to patch up his often strained relationship with his family. Shot on weekends over a period of several years and first shown publicly in 1977, Killer of Sheep slowly but surely began to develop a potent reputation among film...more

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94 out of 100 Metascore®

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