by Charles Burnett
January 17 - March 3, 1 and 3 pm
Just as Oscar Micheaux is considered the greatest
black filmmaker of the silent era, many now consider
Charles Burnett America's greatest living black
director. His masterpiece, Killer of Sheep, was
recently revived and screened at the Virginia Film
Festival, but this film about slavery, made in 1996
for the Disney Channel, has yet to receive the
recognition it deserves. The film tells the story of
Sarny (Allison Jones), a young house slave on a
cotton plantation, who is taught to read by
Nightjohn (Carl Lumbly), a slave who escaped to the north but eventually returned to captivity to teach others what he had learned and experienced.
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