Killer of Sheep: The Charles Burnett Collection
New Yorker Video/Milestone Cinematheque
The year’s most important DVD release. Following decades in exile, this 1977 UCLA thesis film can finally relieve its title as the greatest movie nobody’s seen, because now we can see it. Filmmaker Charles Burnett delivers a significant artwork about being poor and black in America, planted in truths of family and social experience. This neo-realist drama is a touchstone of not only African American cinema, but of world cinema.