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Highly acclaimed, award-winning African-American independent filmmaker whose "Killer of Sheep" (made in 1973, first shown 1977) about the emotional and behavioral effects of his job on a Los Angeles slaughter-house worker, won multiple awards and, although it never received commercial release, was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.Completed on a budget of less than $1.5 million Burnett's first theatrical release, "To Sleep With Anger," concerning a tightly-knit middle-class black family in Los Angeles that begins to unravel when a long-absent relative (Danny Glover) returns, thrust him into the limelight.

Highly acclaimed, award-winning African-American independent filmmaker whose "Killer of Sheep" (made in 1973, first shown 1977) about the emotional and behavioral effects of his job on a Los Angeles slaughter-house worker, won multiple awards and, although it never received commercial release, was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Completed on a budget of less than $1.5 million Burnett's first theatrical release, "To Sleep With Anger," concerning a tightly-knit middle-class black family in Los Angeles that begins to unravel when a long-absent relative (Danny Glover) returns, thrust him into the limelight.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Damon and Pythias (1962) Pythias
2.
 Fury River (1961)
3.
 Frontier Rangers (1959)
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 Merry Andrew (1958) Young circus man
6.
 Handle with Care (1958) Stevens
7.
 Raintree County (1957) Tom Conway
8.
 Jailhouse Rock (1957) Mickey Alba
9.
 Man on Fire (1957) Lab assistant
10.
 Don't Go Near the Water (1957) Lt. Hepburn
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