Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
1:00pm

BLACK VOICES
Matinee Screening!
TO SLEEP WITH ANGER
Free to Cinematheque members.
30th Anniversary!

TO SLEEP WITH ANGER
1990, Sony Repertory, 101 min, USA, Dir: Charles Burnett

Charles Burnett’s beautiful, poetic masterpiece is novelistic in its narrative density and richness of characterization. Harry Mention (Danny Glover), an enigmatic drifter from the South, comes to visit an old acquaintance named Gideon (Paul Butler), who now lives in South-Central Los Angeles. Harry’s charming, down-home manner hides a malicious penchant for stirring up trouble, and he exerts a strange and powerful effect on Gideon and his thoroughly assimilated black, middle-class family. The household was already rife with conflict when the devilish guest arrived, and Harry’s grab-bag of folktales, lucky charms and foul magic only deepens the family rift. Sickness and insanity gradually descend upon Gideon’s home, and it soon becomes evident that something will have to give.


Special Ticket Price: $8. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Tue, Feb 11, 2020 • 1:00pm

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