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Seminar: Killer of Sheep


Film critic Robert Daniels leads this virtual seminar on Charles Burnett's essential portrait of Watts in the mid-1970s.

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How will this work?

When you register for this virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts.

At least one week before the seminar, you'll receive an email with a link to watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Please make sure to check your spam folder for this link before emailing our support team.

Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own. Unlike most seminars, this is a film you can rent from the Coolidge! We're thrilled to be screening Killer of Sheep virtually, but please note you will have to still pay for the film separately from the seminar.

Make sure you watch the film before the discussion, which will take place on Thursday, September 24 at 8pm EST over Zoom. Before the discussion, you can submit questions for the instructor here. You'll also have the opportunity to submit questions during the discussion!

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About the Speaker

Robert Daniels is a freelance film critic based in Chicago who holds an MA in English. He’s the founder of 812filmreviews, and has written for RogerEbert.com, Polygon, ThePlaylist, Consequence of Sound, and Vulture. He is a member of AAFCA (African-American Film Critics Association) and can always be found in a coffee shop, pandemic permitting.


Killer of Sheep
1hr 20mins

Charles Burnett's essential portrait of Watts in the mid-1970s combined lyrical elements with a starkly neorealist, documentary-style approach, chronicling the unfolding story with depth and riveting simplicity.