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Some people might expect movies set in the heart of America's inner cities to be filled with crime and gang violence - but Killer of Sheep is a very different kind of film. With a loose structure that unfolds more like a series of unconnected episodes than a conventional story, it follows the daily routine of Stan - a husband and father who's forced to work incredibly long hours at his job in a slaughterhouse, and who tries to relax when he finally gets home. Bearing witness to the difficulties of providing for a family and keeping out of trouble in poverty-stricken Watts, a suburb of LA, this film is an important social document as well as a beautiful and moving piece of filmmaking.
An adaptation of an award-winning play, this moving film follows the fortunes of a struggling African-American family in 1960s Chicago.
11+ years 122 mins
Domestic drama with supernatural undertones revolving around the visit an old friend plays to a black middle-class family living in Los Angeles.
14+ years 98 mins
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A selection of films looking at international representations of Black History across cinema.
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