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


Indie Wire (blog)

New Voices in Black Cinema Festival: Arthur Jafa Explores ...
Indie Wire (blog)
Jafa interweaves the abstract and the concrete, layering his haunting visuals with spoken responses by artist Kara Walker, filmmaker Charles Burnett, musician Flying Lotus, and more. It screens this afternoon at 4:30pm, March 27, 2015, at the New ...


Kahlil Joseph's m.A.A.d. gives new visual life to Kendrick Lamar's ...
The Verge
It's a three-and-a-half-minute-long tracking shot that literally turns the world upside-down and nods to Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep — the most famous, but still barely known, film from L.A. Rebellion, a group of experimentally inclined black ...


CL Charlotte

Go with the flow at Winston-Salem's RiverRun film fest
CL Charlotte
As part of the program, there will also be a conversation with Charles Burnett (whose Killer of Sheep will be screened as part of the six) and Robert Townsend (ditto with Hollywood Shuffle). And in its continuing commitment to preserve 35mm film, the ...

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The Guardian

Thom Andersen: 'I became a little monster'
The Guardian
The films that he champions – independent, outsider works of poetic realism such as Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep (1977), Kent MacKenzie's The Exiles (1961), Haile Gerima's Bush Mama (1979) – share this sensibility. A still from Los Angeles Plays ...


New Black Voices Jolts the Big Screen with Black Life
Village Voice
... that range from headily theoretical to intimately confessional, all of it wholly accessible. Interview subjects include Hartman, scholar Hortense Spillers, poet and theorist Fred Moten, visual artists Kara Walker and Wangechi Mutu, filmmaker ...


LA's Fiercely Independent Black Women Filmmakers Get Their Due
LAist
Charles Burnett's Killer Of Sheep (1978), his master's thesis, is regarded by most as the magnum opus of the movement. A moving, poetic portrait of a working class family from Watts, it won acclaim on the festival circuit, but it never saw release ...


Los Angeles Times

"Belhaven Meridian" by Shabazz Palaces
Los Angeles Times
WATCH: In "Belhaven Meridien," Joseph not only shoots a video in one take, he does unusual things with the camera angles -- as he pays tribute to director Charles Burnett's 1970s L.A. drama "Killer of Sheep." WATCH: In "Belhaven Meridien," Joseph not ...


Cornell Chronicle

Cornell Cinema celebrates 45 years on campus
Cornell Chronicle
Other past visitors include directors Ang Lee, Derek Jarman, Atom Egoyan, D.A. Pennebaker, Charles Burnett, Miranda July and Chantal Akerman; A.D. White Professor-at-Large John Cleese; and Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman with writer-director Todd ...


WFMY News 2

Winston-Salem To Host River Run Film Festival
WFMY News 2
Directors Robert Townsend and Charles Burnett are scheduled to attend and will participate in a discussion panel. You could be watching movies that could end up being nationally recognized! River Run International Film Festival has been accepted by the ...
RiverRun announces film scheduleWinston-Salem Journal

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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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