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Friday, October 30 • 12:15pm - 3:00pm
The Southerner presented by Charles Burnett

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(USA, 92 min)
Presented by Charles Burnett

Written by: Jean Renoir and Hugo Butler
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Based on the novel by: George Sessions Perry

Sam Tucker, a cotton picker, in search of a better future for his family, decides to grow his own cotton crop. In the first year, the Tuckers battle disease, a flood, and a jealous neighbor. Can they make it as farmers?



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Charles Burnett

writer/director Killer of Sheep, To Sleep with Anger, The Glass Shield
Charles Burnett, a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, received a B.A. and a M.F.A. from UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television. Killer of Sheep, his UCLA thesis film won the Critics' Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, and won the first-place honor at the Sundance Film Festival, and was declared a "national treasure" by the Library of Congress. After winning a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980, Burnett began work on his sophomore feature... Read More →

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Friday October 30, 2015 12:15pm - 3:00pm
State Theatre