Charles Burnett

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Charles Burnett est un réalisateur, scénariste, directeur de la photographie, producteur, monteur et acteur américain né le 13 avril 1944 à Vicksburg, Mississippi (États-Unis). Comme beaucoup d'autres familles noires, ses parents décident de quitter le Mississippi pour la Californie lors du second mouvement de migration des Afro-Américains qui débute dans les années 1940. Ils cherchent à profiter du dynamisme l'industrie de la défense, en pleine explosion à la suite de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, pour obtenir de meilleures conditions de vie, et notamment le droit de vote. Burnett grandit donc à Los Angeles dans le quartier de Watts. Il décroche un baccalauréat puis une maîtrise à l'Université de Californie à Los Angeles (UCLA). Les travaux les plus significatifs de Burnett décrivent la vie de Noirs Américains de la classe moyenne urbaine, dans un style quasi-documentaire qui peut être rapproché du néoréalisme italien. On en trouvera une illustration dans le...

Charles Burnett dans l'actualite


New York Times

Review: 'The Sellout,' Paul Beatty's Biting Satire on Race in America
New York Times
There's a surreal but aching scene in which the narrator drapes his father's body over the horse he keeps on his urban farm and clops home through the streets, a pageant I'd love to see filmed by Charles Burnett. Almost the entirety of black American ...


Indie Wire (blog)

BAMcinématek & ActNow Foundation Announce Lineup for 5th New ...
Indie Wire (blog)
... Colder Than Death (2014—Mar 27), which screened at last year's New York Film Festival and contemplates the black experience in America via interviews with Charles Burnett, Kara Walker, and others; Joanna Lipper's The Supreme Price (2014—Mar 28), ...


Winston-Salem Journal

Black films to be highlighted at RiverRun
Winston-Salem Journal
“Killer of Sheep” (1979): This character drama from director Charles Burnett is about a troubled man whose work in a slaughterhouse affects his home life. The screening will also include “The Horse,” a short film also directed by Burnett. • “She's ...

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L'Expression

L'Américain Charles Burnett sur les traces de l'Emir Abdelkader
L'Expression
Sur un scénario signé par Zaïm Khenchelaoui, anthropologue algérien, et le documentariste Philippe Diaz, le tournage de ce film épique débutera en Algérie dès novembre. Un grand film épique sur l'Emir Abdelkader bientôt en tournage. A l'initiative du ...

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Inside Indiana Business (press release)

Six filmmakers to visit IU this semester
Indiana Daily Student
... has already brought more than 90 filmmakers to Indiana University, including Werner Herzog, Meryl Streep, Abbas Kiarostami, Christine Vachon, Albert Maysles, Ava DuVernay, Charles Burnett and Kevin Kline, to name a few,” Vickers said in the release.
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5 Art Gallery Openings For Your Weekend
D Magazine
Throughout his career, Hudnall has remained faithful to documentary photography, creating images that recall Gordon Parks and Charles Burnett alike. Some are quickly posed, others more candid, but they all manage to survey a wide-range of human ...


BWW Reviews: Fantasies Come True! AVENUE Q is BACK at Austin ...
Broadway World
... an Asian American trying to make it as a therapist, her fiancé Brian (R. Michael Clinkscales), a wannabe comedian, love interest Kate Monster (Marett Hanes), a Kindergarten teaching assistant, Nicky (Eric Meo) and Rod (Matthew Charles Burnett), the ...


Austin Chronicle

Love for Rent: For Valentine's Day, our staff offers some of their ...
Austin Chronicle
Charles Burnett's UCLA film school thesis doubles as a neorealist classic, its seemingly plotless story centered on a man killing himself to live. Given its tone of dry austerity and randomness, the film doesn't always puzzle together resolution. One ...


Daily Utah Chronicle

Students Find Gen Ed Classes Are Generally Unfulfilling
Daily Utah Chronicle
Charles Burnett, who graduated with his bachelor's degree Spring Semester 2014, said this sense of obligation also led him to a bad experience in the courses. “It wouldn't be so bad if gen ed classes were actually worth the investment,” Burnett said ...


Charles Burnett's Other Masterpiece 'To Sleep With Anger'
Indie Wire (blog)
Charles Burnett had already acquired a reputation as one of our most important homegrown auteurs even if most of the audience, black and white alike, were unfamiliar with his work. The film was released at something of an apex for Black American Cinema ...