I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to be in attendance
for this event. Just our luck that it’s happening across the Big Pond.
On Saturday, October
5 at 2PM at the British Film Institute at the Southbank Centre in London,
as part of its African Odysseys series,
there will be s screening of Charles
Burnett’s 1977 masterpiece of black
cinema, Killer of Sheep, with Burnett
himself in person.
There will also be a masterclass with Burnett, as the
program says, and though it doesn’t
say exactly what it will entail, anything involving Burnett talking about his
experiences in filmmaking is more than worth the price of admission and invaluable
for anyone who aspires to be filmmaker or who just loves films.
In addition, Burnett, along with producer Ray Brown, will
screen selections from his latest project, 83
Days: The Murder of George Stinney Jr., which tells the tragic true story that occurred in South Carolina in 1944, of 14
year old Stinney who was arrested for the murder of killing two white girls, a
crime which he did not commit.
Coerced into confessing that he committed the crime, he
was rushed through the system and straight to the electric chair in just 83 days. Stinney is still
today the youngest person to ever be executed in the United States, though
several lawyers are still working to obtain a posthumous pardon for Stinney
based on a deathbed confession from the real culprit who “came from a well-known, prominent
To find out more about the BFI event go HERE.