Clark Art Screens 'To Sleep With Anger'
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Clark Art Institute kicks off its four-part film series examining the L.A. Rebellion, presented in celebration and anticipation of the Clark's 2023 Conference, "The Fetish A(r)t Work: African Objects in the Making of European Art History, 1500–1900."
The Clark shows "To Sleep With Anger" at 6 pm in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
This film replaces "Killer of Sheep" that was originally slated to show on Sept. 21
According to a press release:
"To Sleep with Anger" (1990; 1 hour 42 minutes) is the third feature directed by Charles Burnett. It is a slow-burning masterwork of the early 1990s and 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, and 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.
The event is free.
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