Still from Killer of Sheep

Working Thought Film Series: Killer of Sheep (1978)

CMOA Theater


Killer of Sheep, 1978
Directed by Charles Burnett
80 minutes

Set against the backdrop of the majority Black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles in the 1970s, the film portrays a slaughterhouse worker and the complexities of balancing work and life as he struggles to support his family.

Introduced by Chris Ivey, Filmmaker, Pittsburgh

About Working Thought Film Series

Five independent films are screened as part of the exhibition Working Thought. All screenings will be introduced by a local expert and will take place in Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.

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