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


Celebrating a Muslim hero, in Iowa
DesMoinesRegister.com
Director Oliver Stone announced in 2013 the coproduction of a biopic designed to "share with the world a laudable Muslim leader who preached religious tolerance." Now in production in Algeria, under the direction of acclaimed director Charles Burnett ...


Davison company's Facebook campaign aims to raise funds for ...
The Flint Journal
Burton Fire Department Deputy Chief Bob Johnson (left) screws down a piece of a ramp with Battalion Chief Kirk Wilkinson outside the home of Charles Burnett in April 2011. Burnett, a 77-year-old Army Veteran, received the ramp from Genesee County ...


Chicago's Black Cinema House Presents Summer Screening of ...
Indie Wire (blog)
... as one of the best venues in the country to regularly watch independent, experimental and rarely seen black films, will continue its summer screening programs with a showing of Charles Burnett's groundbreaking and influential classic film "Killer ...


"Will Hollywood Let Negroes Make Love?" - ...
Indie Wire (blog)
Roll Call: Julia Dash "Daughters of the Dust"; Tanya Hamilton "Night Catches Us"; Charles Burnett "Killer of Sheep", Wong Kar-wai "In the Mood for Love". Steve | Mon Jul 14 12:41:56 EDT 2014Reply. Seriously, what you think about as you're watching a ...


The Best Documentary About Los Angeles You've Never Seen Is ...
LAist
It only took a decade, but the best documentary on Los Angeles is finally being released on DVD. Until now, you've only been able to catch "Los Angeles Plays Itself" intermittently on YouTube and at a handful of screenings, usually at the American ...

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Black Cinema House Ends Black Filmmakers Series with 'Killer of ...
DNAinfo
HYDE PARK — The Black Cinema House will show “Killer of Sheep,” Charles Burnett's emotional depiction of the Watts ghetto in Los Angeles in the 1970s. The theater will show the film declared a national treasure by the Library of Congress at 4 p.m ...


Film School Rejects

25 Years Later, 'Do The Right Thing' Still Feels Unfortunately Fresh
Film School Rejects
... Oscar Micheaux and Charles Burnett before him – but rather because Lee's politics, and the ensuing discussion around Do the Right Thing, emerge so directly from the intersecting and conflicting philosophies of black liberation during the third ...

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Moviehole

Life Itself
Moviehole
They both brought indie filmmakers into the limelight as well; people like Errol Morris, Gregory Nava and Charles Burnett. The film hits another highlight in showing Ebert's love for his African-American attorney wife Chaz, who “saved me from living ...

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And Fade Out ... but Not Fade Away
New York Times
... “Life Itself” by the critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Richard Corliss, but as others emphasize, Ebert brought attention both in print and on television to a long line of such easily overlooked films as Gregory Nava's “El Norte,” Charles Burnett's ...

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Uno de los mejores documentales sobre Los Ángeles está a punto ...
Las Horas Perdidas
No es que digan 'nadie camina en Los Angeles; dicen: ninguno de nosotros ricachones camina en Los Ángeles'”, explica el narrador de la pieza, compuesta por fragmentos de películas (aquí, la lista completa; entre ellas Killer of Sheep, de Charles ...