This is part of KBOO 50th Anniversary
Filmed in Watts in 1975, KILLER OF SHEEP is an incredible document of the dignity and struggles of the people in the area. The movie follows a working man in a moment of existential crisis - trying to make ends meet at a job he finds repugnant and trying to connect with his family and community. Made with an all-black cast and crew, the movie was one of the few all-black productions of its time, and it is the farthest thing from the blaxploitation movies that mainly represented black culture in cinema during the '70s. The film features beautiful cinematography, great music, and soulful, realistic acting. The Library Of Congress declared KILLER OF SHEEP a national treasure and one of the first 50 films on the National Film Registry. Roger Ebert called it one of the ten best films of all time. It is still rare to see on the big screen, and this opportunity should not be passed up. An absolute masterpiece and a must see!
KBOO Community Radio, founded in 1968, broadcasts at 90.7fm in Portland and on the web at kboo.fm. KBOO is an independent, member-supported, non-commercial, volunteer-powered community radio station. KBOO embodies equitable social change, shares knowledge, and fosters creativity by delivering locally rooted and diverse music, culture, news, and opinions, with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities. KBOO embraces a creative climate that emphasizes fun, truth, beauty, joy, peace, love, and justice.