Charles Burnett’s 1990 masterpiece, a family drama suffused with magical realism.

A slow‐burning masterwork of the early 1990s, this third feature by Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep) is a singular piece of American mythmaking. In a towering performance, Danny Glover (The Color Purple) 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 turns a seemingly peaceful household upside down, exposing smouldering 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 black mysticism and folklore.

Features:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Charles Burnett, with 2.0 surround DTS‐HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New interview programme featuring Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee
  • Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis
  • A Walk with Charles Burnett, a new hour‐long conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett’s films and shooting locations
  • Short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
  • Sciences’ Governors Awards ceremony in 2017
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ashley Clark
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
approx. 1 hour 47 minutes
Director:
Charles Burnett
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Danny Glover

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Mary Alice
Theatrical Release Year:
1990
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
The Criterion Collection

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Charles Burnett’s 1990 masterpiece, a family drama suffused with magical realism.

A slow‐burning masterwork of the early 1990s, this third feature by Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep) is a singular piece of American mythmaking. In a towering performance, Danny Glover (The Color Purple) 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 turns a seemingly peaceful household upside down, exposing smouldering 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 black mysticism and folklore.

Features:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Charles Burnett, with 2.0 surround DTS‐HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New interview programme featuring Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee
  • Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis
  • A Walk with Charles Burnett, a new hour‐long conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett’s films and shooting locations
  • Short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
  • Sciences’ Governors Awards ceremony in 2017
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ashley Clark
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
approx. 1 hour 47 minutes
Director:
Charles Burnett
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Danny Glover

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Mary Alice
Theatrical Release Year:
1990
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
The Criterion Collection
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