By Janet Hoskins
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Charles Burnett (b. 1944) is a groundbreaking African American filmmaker and considered one of this country's most interesting administrators, but he is still mostly unknown. His motion pictures, so much particularly Killer of Sheep (1977) and To Sleep with Anger (1990), are thought of classics, but few filmgoers have visible them or heard of Burnett.
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