Killer of Sheep: a screening, with introduction and commentary by Professor George Lipsitz

George Lipsitz
Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 4:30pm

Stanford Humanities Center


This Charles Burnett film was shot in the late 1970s in the Watts ghetto of Los Angeles and focuses on the experience of daily life there. Recipient of numerous awards and one of the National Society of Film Critics' "100 Essential Films," Killer of Sheep has recently been restored and is finally available in international release. For more information, please see:

George Lipsitz is a Professor in the Department of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara and the chairman of the African American Policy Forum. His interests include social movements, urban culture, and inequality. Professor Lipsitz is the author of numerous books including Midnight at the Barrelhouse, Footsteps in the Dark, the Possessive Investment in Whiteness, A Life in the Struggle, and Time Passages.