Killer of Sheep, a movie by Charles Burnett, 1977.
Hailed by critics as a "masterpiece of American cinema" and "one of the 100 essential films of all time," Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.
Killer of Sheep has been noted for its excellent soundtrack, with over 20 songs from Dinah Washington, Paul Robeson, Louis Armstrong, Earth, Wind and Fire, and others. To watch the movie trailer, click here.
Killer of Sheep will be introduced by Cammie Dean, Faces & Voices Co-Chair and Dubuque NAACP President, and Paul Kohl, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Loras College.
The movie is at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2007 in the 3rd Floor Auditorium at Carnegie-Stout Public Library. It's open to the public, and admission, snacks and discussion are all free.
For more information, call the Library at 563-589-4225 option #4, or visit the Adult Services Programs & Events Calendar.