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To Sleep With Anger

Released 1990
Distributor The Samuel Goldwyn Company

The culture clash rocking a black family in South Central L.A. sparks director Charles Burnett’s 1990 film which was selected in 2017 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. The powerful cast includes Vonetta McGee, Paul Butler as the beleaguered paterfamilias and Danny Glover as the family friend whose southern ways roil the not-so-tightknit clan.

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About Ernest Dickerson

In the tradition of Mario Bava and Jack Cardiff, Ernest Dickerson is an Emmy and Peabody-award winning film and television veteran. The NYU grad photographed many films for director Spike Lee, including Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Mo' Better Blues and Malcolm X. In 1992 he made his feature directorial debut with Juice and has been working steadily ever since with credits like Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (starring TFH favorite Dick Miller), Bulletproof, Bones and Never Die Alone. Dickerson's acclaimed TV work includes AMC's The Walking Dead and Low Winter Sun, Showtime's Dexter, and HBO's The Wire and Treme, for which he won a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Director.

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