[Blackstudies-l] Charles Burnett Wins Oscar

Jun Okada okada at geneseo.edu
Thu Nov 9 17:24:09 EST 2017


Dear Black Studies Community:

Charles Burnett, the director of the acclaimed film *Killer of Sheep *(1973),
has just been awarded an honorary Academy Award:
http://beta.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-charles-burnett-oscar-20171109-story.html

Burnett, one of the filmmakers of the L.A. Rebellion directors associated
with UCLA's School of Theatre/Film/TV, has made a handful of highly
acclaimed, poetic narrative films about Black life in America.  Here is a
trailer for *Killer of Sheep: *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtpbPKOnt6U

Congratulations to a well-deserved artist!

Best,
Prof Okada

Jun Okada PhD
Author of *Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions,
Movements*
<https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/making-asian-american-film-and-video/9780813565019>
Associate Professor
Department of English, State University of New York, Geneseo
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