Sunday, June 10, 2007

'Killer of Sheep'

Charles Burnett's little-seen, much admired Killer of Sheep is finally getting some limited theatrical play -- thirty years after Burnett filmed the gritty indie drama as his UCLA graduate thesis project. Currently on view in Nashville at the Belcourt Theatre, Sheep next will graze at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, at 7 pm June 15-16 and 22-23. MFAH film goddess Marian Luntz speaks with Henry Gayle Sanders, the Houston-born star of the film, here. And the multitalented Eric Harrison interviews Sanders and Burnett in the Sunday Houston Chronicle.

BTW: Do not -- repeat, do not -- confuse Burnett's film with an upcoming New Zealand import.

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