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The Charles Burnett collection [videorecording].

Edition:
2-disc special ed.; standard format (1.33:1).
Publication:
[Harrington Park, N.J.] : Milestone Film & Video ; [New York, N.Y.] : Distributed by New Yorker Video, c2007.
Series:
Milestone cinematheque
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (332 min.) : sd., b&w and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (ill. ; 17 cm.)
Subjects:
African Americans -- Drama.
African American families -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Short films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
In English.
Closed-captioned (Killer of sheep only).
System Details:
DVD, all regions.
Summary:
Killer of sheep: An African-American slaughterhouse worker searches for tiny moments of beauty in his predominantly bleak life.
My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life.
Contents:
Disc 1. Killer of sheep (1977, b&w, 80 min.) / a film by Charles Burnett
Several friends (1969, b&w, 22 min.) / a film by Charles Burnett ; principal photography by Jim Watkins
The horse (1972, col., 14 min.) / cameraman, Ian Conner ; a film by Charles Burnett
When it rains (1995, col., 13 min.) / directed by Charles Burnett ; story by Charles Burnett ; music by Stephen James Taylor ; La Sept/Arte
Disc 2. My brother's wedding (original version, 1983, col., 80 min.) / a film by Charles Burnett ; editor, Thomas M. Penick ; co-producer, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
- My brother's wedding (director's cut, 2007, col., 118 min.) / a film by Charles Burnett ; editor, Thomas M. Penick ; co-producer, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Quiet as kept (2007, col., 5 min.) / produced by Jon Oh and Charles Burnett ; written, directed, camera, edited by Charles Burnett.
Participant:
Cast for Killer of sheep: Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Jack Drummond.
Cast for My brother's wedding: Everette Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett, Ronald E. Bell, Dennis Kemper.
Notes:
Collective title from disc labels.
Special features: optional audio commentary on Killer of sheep by Barnett & Richard Peña; Killer of sheep cast reunion video by Ross Lipman (2007, b&w, 6 min.); re-release trailer for Killer of sheep (2 min.).
Program notes in container insert include an essay by Armond White ("Killer of sheep : more than a 'masterpiece'") & notes from film preservationist Ross Lipman on the UCLA Film & Television Archive's efforts to preserve the film.
Disc menus incorrectly identify the original version of My brother's wedding as the director's cut, and vice versa.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Bernard W. Freeman Book Fund.
Contributor:
Burnett, Charles, 1944- , Director
Sanders, Henry G. (Henry Gale), 1942- , Actor
Moore, Kaycee. , Actor
Silas, Everette. , Actor
Holmes, Jessie. , Actor
Taylor, Stephen James. , Composer
Pena, Richard. , Commentator
White, Armond. , Author
Sept/Arte (Firm) , Producer
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. , Producer
Milestone Film & Video. , Distributor
New Yorker Video (Firm) , Distributor
Bernard W. Freeman Book Fund.
Contains:
Killer of sheep [videorecording]
My brother's wedding [videorecording]
Several friends [videorecording]
Horse [videorecording]
When it rains [videorecording]
Quiet as kept [videorecording]
OCLC:
173154611
Publisher Number:
784148010748
MILE00107 Milestone Film & Video
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