Killer of SheepIt’s arrived. Killer of Sheep (1977 / DVD 3174) has garnered a *ton* of attention in the months building up to its re-release. Set in Los Angeles’ Watts neighborhood in the mid-1970s, the film focuses on Stan, a sensitive soul who is growing increasingly detached from the world due to the weight of economic and social pressures as well as the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. Frustrated, Stan finds solace in brief moments of beauty.

Killer of Sheep was shot on location in Watts on a budget of less than $10,000. It was finished in 1977 and shown only briefly. Its reputation was viral and grew until it won a prize at the 1981 Berlin International Film Festival. The National Society of Film Critics selected it as one of the “100 Essential Films” of all time.

Now, thirty years after its debut, Killer of Sheep has been restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive. It’s waiting for you down in the AV Center. Enjoy!

More new acquisitions after the jump …

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DVD 3091, The Beauty of Traditional Korean Arts
DVD 3092, Korean Cinema Unleashed
DVD 3093, Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?
DVD 3094, Letters from Iwo Jima
DVD 3095, The Last Season: the Life and Demolition of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium
DVD 3096, Tirante el Blanco (The Maidens’ Conspiracy)
DVD 3097, Starship Troopers
DVD 3098, Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal & the Fight for Coalfield Justice
DVD 3099, As You Like It
DVD 3100, Viskningar Och Rop (Cries and Whispers)
DVD 3101, Under the Volcano
DVD 3102, El Inmigrante
DVD 3103, De Nadie (No One)
DVD 3104, The Guestworker
DVD 3105, Wetback: the Undocumented Documentary
DVD 3106, A Estrela Oculta do Sertão
DVD 3107, Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl
DVD 3108, Un Lugar en el Mundo (A Place in the World)
DVD 3109, Monti Moments: Men’s Memories in the Heart of Rome
DVD 3110, Katharine Hepburn: 100th Anniversary Collection
DVD 3111, Operation Iraqi Freedom : [the Inside Story]
DVD 3112, The Blood of Yingzhou District
DVD 3113, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
DVD 3114, Conte de Printemps (A tale of Springtime)
DVD 3115, The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
DVD 3116, Piranesi : Carceri d’Invenzione
DVD 3117, Sicko
DVD 3118, The Real Andy Kaufman
DVD 3119, White Light, Black Rain: the Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
DVD 3120, Viridiana
DVD 3121, Teruo Ishii’s Horrors of Malformed Men
DVD 3122, Žižek!
DVD 3123, The Color of Olives: a Story of Everyday Life in Palestine
DVD 3124, Panihari: the Water women of India
DVD 3125, Smiles of a Summer Night
DVD 3126, She
DVD 3127, Fraulein
DVD 3128, Itche Goldberg : a Century of Yiddish Letters
DVD 3129, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman : Song of Autumn
DVD 3130, Lord of the Flies
DVD 3131, Skammen (Shame)
DVD 3132, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema: Parts 1, 2, 3
DVD 3133, Le Barbier de Séville
DVD 3134, Antarctica : the Global Warning
DVD 3135, Elementarteilchen
DVD 3136, Tokyo Drifter
DVD 3137, Koroshi no Rakuin (Branded to Kill)
DVD 3138, Two sons of Francisco
DVD 3139, Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof
DVD 3140, Cruising
DVD 3141, The Lost World
DVD 3142, I’m from Hollywood
DVD 3143, Most Honorable Son
DVD 3144, Adanggaman
DVD 3145, Luis Buñuel
DVD 3146, Carnival of Souls
DVD 3147, The Valet
DVD 3148, The Fountain
DVD 3149, Treasures III: Social Issues in American film, 1900-1934
DVD 3150, Into Great Silence
DVD 3151, Kwaidan
DVD 3152, Discovering Cinema
DVD 3153, Mitt Liv som Hund (My Life as a Dog)
DVD 3154, Me and You and Everyone We Know
DVD 3155, For all Mankind
DVD 3156, The Motherhood Manifesto
DVD 3157, Fractals: an Animated Discussion
DVD 3158, Matchstick Men
DVD 3159, As Good as it Gets
DVD 3160, Johnny Mnemonic
DVD 3161, I am Sam
DVD 3162, The Wind that Shakes the Barley
DVD 3163, Love and Death
DVD 3164, The Aviator
DVD 3165, Higher Learning
DVD 3166, Manhattan
DVD 3167, Dominick and Eugene
DVD 3168, High Anxiety
DVD 3169, Born on the Fourth of July
DVD 3170, Elling
DVD 3171, Charly
DVD 3172, Rain Man
DVD 3173, Victor/Victoria
DVD 3174, Killer of Sheep: the Charles Burnett Collection

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