Charles Burnett at IFFR
My Brother's Wedding
To sleep with anger
Historical drama about a tight-knit slave community. Nightjohn is a nuisance who challenges existing laws at the time of the American Civil War.
When It Rains
If you're black and have a child but no money and no home, you're in real trouble.
The Glass Shield
The idealist JJ starts as a rookie and first black cop in the department. There he comes across a murky affair and discovers that when he tries to expose it, there are powers and forces that try to stop him. A clear-cut indictment of racism, sexism and violence within a police department based on existing incidents.
Killer of Sheep
An extremely sensitive, personal and political portrayal of the fate of black American working poor. In the poverty-stricken district of Watts, several years after the massive rebellion, Stan tries his very best to maintain his family. An iconic and widely-praised masterpiece by L.A. Rebellion filmmaker Charles Burnett.