To Sleep With Anger

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Dir. Charles Burnett

USA 1990 | Colour | 101 mins | Cert 12 | Drama

Cast: Danny Glover, Paul Butler

Charles Burnett, one of America’s most highly regarded independent filmmakers, wrote and directed this blues-fuelled drama about a black middle-class family living in South Central Los Angeles. Family tensions are already simmering when Harry (Danny Glover) arrives to visit his old friends. He exudes an easy charm, knows secrets past and present and is soon installed in the heart of the family. However, as his stay lengthens, so does he begin to cast an ever more malevolent spell, provoking turmoil, setting son against son, reviving past hatreds, and inflicting a mysterious illness.

Available on: DVD, 35mm

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