“I see myself as a person who makes films about people, their conflicts, their conditions, their failures and successes, the things that resonate — things that seem simple but have universal meaning. To share experiences — that's what art is for.” Charles Burnett
The award-winning director will be on hand to share his knowledge and experience in a one-on-one talkback following the last film screening.
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.
WHEN IT RAINS
A musician spends New Year's Day trying to help his friend pay the rent. 1995. 13 Minutes.
12:30 - 2:20 p.m.
ANNIHILATION OF FISH
This off-beat comic romance, starring James Earl Jones and Lynn Redgrave is about unlikely lovers living in a Los Angeles rooming house. 1999. 108 Minutes.
THE GLASS SHIELD
J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the first female officer to work there, who also suffers similar discrimination in the otherwise all-white-male work environment. When J.J. becomes increasingly aware of police corruption during the murder trial of Teddy Woods, who he helped to arrest, he faces difficult decisions and puts himself into great personal danger in the service of justice. 1994. 109 Minutes.
Filmmaker Charles Burnett Talk Back