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20th Century Flicks:

To Sleep with Anger

Dir: Charles Burnett, 1990, USA, 102 mins, Cert: 12

Thu 26 March // 20:00 (cancelled)

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

An upwardly-mobile African American family living in urban Los Angeles receives an unexpected visit from Harry (Danny Glover), an old friend from their earlier days living in the rural South. Harry’s charisma and old-fashioned ways initially charms them, but his enigmatic presence soon comes to disrupt the delicate domestic equilibrium of their household, bringing to the boil the simmering, long unspoken tensions between the members of the family. L.A. Rebellion director Charles Burnett (Killer of SheepMy Brother’s Wedding) weaves together folklore, the supernatural, and the cultural dislocations of the Great Migration into this characteristically finely observed portrait of American life – at once a probing examination of the black experience and a universal portrait of familial dysfunction.

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This means that all scheduled screenings in this period will no longer be going ahead, though we plan to reschedule as much as the programme as we can once the situation becomes clearer. 

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