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To Sleep with Anger (VOA)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 17th, 2021
Duration
102 min
Cycle
Black at the camera

Black at the Camera is more than a hundred years of Black cinema. From silent cinema dealing with segregation to films testifying decolonization; from animation to documentaries, including historical reconstructions. The new generation is not left out, expressing itself with aplomb in all forms of contemporary cinema. This ensemble also reflects the work of Canadian and Quebec filmmakers, will be presented to the public at the Cinémathèque québécoise throughout the month of June.

This program, produced in collaboration with the Fabienne Colas Foundation and the Montreal International Black Film Festival, is also supported by the Cinémathèque Afrique of The Institut français.

Tickets will be on sale on May 20.

To Sleep with Anger
Directed by
Charles Burnett
Language
VOA
Actors
Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon
Origins
USA
Year
1990
Duration
102 min
Genre
Drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

A charming old friend arrives in town and causes trouble in a mild-mannered family.

To Sleep with Anger
Awards

Charles Burnett

Charles Burnett is an American film director, film producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer. His most popular films include Killer of Sheep (1978), My Brother's Wedding (1983), To Sleep with Anger (1990), The Glass Shield (1994), and Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007). He has been involved in other types of motion pictures including shorts, documentaries, and a TV series. Called "one of America's very best filmmakers" by the Chicago Tribune and "the nation's least-known great filmmaker and most gifted black director" by The New York Times, Burnett has had a long, diverse career.

(Wikipedia)

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Source : The Criterion Collection

You Never Know What’s in the Heart

To Sleep with Anger stands in stark contrast to the explosive antics of Riggs and Murtaugh. It is a quiet, nuanced, and utterly beguiling drama of family and folklore, featuring Glover as Harry Mention, an enigmatic drifter who one day arrives at the home of a middle-class black family in South Central Los Angeles...

To Sleep with Anger’s startling flirtation with magic realism in an identifiably middle-class setting signaled a fresh departure for a filmmaker hitherto associated with brusquely naturalistic—if also gorgeously poetic—portraits of working-class African American families.
Ashley Clark
The Criterion Collection
Full cast
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Source : Film at Lincoln Center

Source : The Criterion Collection

Source : Blu-ray

*Source : Film at Lincoln Center *

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