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Review: Billy Woodberry’s Rarely-Seen Masterwork, 'Bless Their Little Hearts' Restored

A new digital restoration of Billy Woodberry’s rarely-seen masterwork of the L.A. Rebellion, "Bless Their Little Hearts," opened exclusively at the IFC Center in New York City, on Wednesday, May 17. Billy Woodberry’s 1984 feature "Bless Their Little Hearts" is a film more admired than seen and more’s the pity. To my knowledge, the film has never been issued either on VHS or DVD,...

Film

Review: 'Bless Their Little Hearts' Restored

A new digital restoration of Billy Woodberry’s rarely-seen masterwork of the L.A. Rebellion, "Bless Their Little Hearts," opens exclusively at the IFC Center in New York City, on Wednesday, May 17. Billy Woodberry’s 1984 feature "Bless Their Little Hearts" is a film more admired than seen and more’s the pity. To my knowledge, the film has never been issued either on VHS or DVD,...

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L.A. Rebellion 2011 Retrospective Review - Charles Burnett's Other Masterpiece "To Sleep With Anger"

To Sleep With Anger was released with a small bit of fanfare in 1990. Charles Burnett had already acquired a reputation as one of our most important homegrown auteurs even if most of the audience, black and white alike, were unfamiliar with his work. The film was released at something of an apex for Black American Cinema (and Black American Pop Culture in general). Do The Right...