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Chauncey -Theater 2
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 6:00 PM
The life of a middle-class black family in Los Angeles is disrupted by the arrival of an old friend from back South. Presented as part of FilmScene's Charles Burnett Retrospective. Burnett will be honored with our Cinema Savant award on November 2.
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Admission Adult Evening - $9.73
Admission Seniors (60+) - $7.52
Admission Children (12 and younger) - $7.52
Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $7.52

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Presented as part of our Charles Burnett Retrospective. Burnett will be honored in person with our Cinema Savant award on Saturday, November 2 at 7pm. Event information can be found here.

"Burnett and his cast tap depths of mystery, soulfulness, and glee." - New Yorker

"One of the finest films to explore city versus country, old ways versus new, kin versus kin." - Village Voice

"Burnett's acute and sensitive direction is free of hackneyed movie conventions; even something as simple as a hello is said differently from the way you've heard it in any other movie." - Chicago Reader

A slow-burning masterwork of the early 1990s, this third feature by Charles Burnett is a singular piece of American myth making. In a towering performance, Danny Glover plays the enigmatic southern drifter Harry, a devilish charmer who turns up out of the blue on the South Central Los Angeles doorstep of his old friends. In short order, Harry's presence seems to cast a chaotic spell on what appeared to be a peaceful household, exposing smoldering tensions between parents and children, tradition and change, virtue and temptation. Interweaving evocative strains of gospel and blues with rich, poetic-realist images, To Sleep With Anger is a sublimely stirring film from an autonomous artistic sensibility, a portrait of family resilience steeped in the traditions of African American mysticism and folklore.

Presented with Burnett's short film Several Friends (1969, 21 minutes). A group of eccentric and endearing young people converse in a variety of everyday settings.

Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Runtime:102 minutes
Director:Charles Burnett
Year Released:1990
Production Country:USA