[Theaterfacultystaff] Fw: Acclaimed Filmmaker Charles Burnett to visit Athens

Crowe, Rani crower at ohio.edu
Wed Mar 30 11:10:33 EDT 2016

Please share with all students. He is a very important filmmaker and we are lucky to have him coming.


From: Kamody, Alexandra
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 10:05 AM
To: Athena Cinema
Subject: Acclaimed Filmmaker Charles Burnett to visit Athens


Please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity to engage with acclaimed filmmaker Charles Burnett. Press release and promo images are attached. Please respond to this email with any requests for Burnett's schedule while he is in Athens, April 7th-10th for the 43rd Athens International Film + Video Festival.


Burnett Screening Schedule for 43rd Athens International Film + Video Festival

Friday, April 8th, 7:00 P.M.: KILLER OF SHEEP. 1977. 35mm print. [Charles Burnett in person] Burnett's first film was shot on 16 mm for his master's thesis at UCLA. The film was largely ignored until a rerelease garnered the attention of the Guggenheim Foundation. In the years following the rerelease it won many awards including the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival and has been celebrated worldwide.

Saturday, April 9th, 7:00 P.M.: TO SLEEP WITH ANGER. 1990. DCP Restoration. [Charles Burnett in person] Starring Danny Glover as a Southern trickster who overstays his welcome with family. The National Society of Film Critics honored Burnett for best screenplay for this film, making him the first African American to win this category. The film was a critical success but was not widely distributed. This was Burnett's second film to be added to the National Film Registry.

Alexandra Kamody
Athena Cinema
College of Fine Arts
Ohio University
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