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To Sleep with Anger (1990)

Director: Charles Burnett Run Time: 101 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1990

Starring: Carl Lumbly, Danny Glover, Mary Alice, Paul Butler, Richard Brooks

Screenwriter: Charles Burnett

Producers: Caldecott Chubb, Darin Scott, Thomas S. Byrnes

Vidiots welcomes groundbreaking filmmaker Charles Burnett for a special screening of his mystical dark comedy masterpiece To Sleep With Anger. Interweaving family, folklore, superstition, tradition, and modernism – Burnett’s smoldering and poetic film remains a brilliant and vital piece of filmmaking. Danny Glover (fresh off two Lethal Weapons) plays Harry – a southern drifter who visits his old friend in South Central Los Angeles and begins to turn everyone’s world towards chaos.

Conversation with filmmaker Charles Burnett and composer Stephen Taylor before the screening.

Presented in collaboration with Occidental College’s Media Arts and Culture Department.


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