Charles Burnett

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

Charles Burnett's Other Masterpiece 'To Sleep With Anger'
Indie Wire (blog)
"To Sleep With Anger" was released with a small bit of fanfare in 1990. 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.

Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion Happened Today - Past and Upcoming ...
Indie Wire (blog)
Maybe the most notable that currently exists is the hour-long documentary, "Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property," directed by Charles Burnett, and released in 2003, which played the festival circuit, and eventually aired on PBS about a year later ...

Shooting turns deadly at Dayton bar
Police have identified the victim as 32-year-old Charles Burnett Junior. When officers arrived, they found Burnett with a gunshot wound. Officials performed CPR on him and he was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
ID released in deadly shooting outside Ashwood LoungeWHIO

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Black Film Festival highlight diverse films, filmmakers
Montgomery Advertiser
The day of the festival always opens with a classic, and this year, it's “Killer of Sheep,” a film by Charles Burnett. “That is arguably the best black film ever made,” Trimble said. “It was ahead of its time. It's talking, again, about the black male ...

Vigil held for man caught in middle of gunfire
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Friends and family of a shooting victim pray for peace and an end to violence Saturday afternoon. A prayer vigil was held at 12 p.m. Saturday in the 3500 block of North Main Street at the site where Charles Burnett Jr., was killed.

Action Heroes vs. Villains: Expendables 3 and Red Hollywood
National Review Online (blog)
But there's a new wrinkle in Red Hollywood's old story: Estimable filmmaker Billy Woodberry from the 1970s L.A. Rebellion movement of black film students at UCLA (best known for Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep) serves as Red Hollywood's narrator–as ...

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Crime Stoppers Report: Looking for a second shooter
That is where 32-year-old Charles Burnett lost his life as he was caught in the crossfire between the two shooters. Dayton detectives need your help finding that second gunman. “The first suspect was identified as he was injured in the gunfire,” said Det.

Awards Daily (blog)

Women Directors Name their Cinematic Influences in NY Times
Awards Daily (blog)
That more people who love cinema don't know his work, and the work of his contemporaries like Julie Dash and Charles Burnett, is a true shame. This film is a robust, restless, wonderful collision of ideas and images and music. It's a story about ...

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2014 BlackStar Film Festival Award Winners - 'Evolution of a ...
Indie Wire (blog)
... imagery, lyrical grace and an epic narration by a host of artistic visionaries, thought leaders and uncommon folks, including Kara Walker, Hortense Spillers, Fred Moten, Kathleen Cleaver, Charles Burnett, Wangechi Mutu, Saidiya Hartman and Melvin ...

Another Take On Summer Movies
The movie owes an awful lot to Charles Burnett's little-seen 1977 masterpiece Killer of Sheep. If it's possible, Burnett's movie actually has even less of a conventional narrative than George Washington, looking at the lives of a family in Watts ...