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Film screening: "To Sleep with Anger" (Charles Burnett, 1990)

by Binghamton University Art Museum

Film / Movie Art Race/Ethnicity Cultural Museum

Sun, 03 Nov 2019

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Binghamton University Art Museum

Fine Arts Building Room 213 4400 Vestal Pkwy E , Binghamton 13902, United States

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A slow-burning masterwork of the early 1990s, this third feature by Charles Burnett is a singular piece of American mythmaking. In a towering performance, Danny Glover plays the enigmatic southern drifter Harry, a devilish charmer who turns up out of the blue on the South Central Los Angeles doorstep of his old friends. In short order, Harry’s presence seems to cast a chaotic spell on what appeared to be a peaceful household, exposing smoldering tensions between parents and children, tradition and change, virtue and temptation. Interweaving evocative strains of gospel and blues with rich, poetic-realist images, "To Sleep with Anger" is a sublimely stirring film from an autonomous artistic sensibility, a portrait of family resilience steeped in the traditions of African American mysticism and folklore.
(Source: The Criterion Collection)

Sponsored by Harpur Cinema.

Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges.

Admission is free and open to the public.



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Fine Arts Building Room 213 4400 Vestal Pkwy E , Binghamton 13902, United States

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