To Sleep with Anger
This intriguing mix of melodrama and allegorical fable finds a middle-class African-American family disturbed by the visit of a mysterious old friend.
Danny Glover, Paul Butler, Mary Alice, Vonetta McGee
USA 1990. 101min
Charles Burnett’s intriguing mix of melodrama and allegorical fable has a seemingly happy middle-class African-American family living in Los Angeles visited by an old friend (Glover) from the South – a somewhat mysterious charmer whose presence proves disruptive for his hosts. Exploring the discrepancies of past and present, Christianity and mysticism, tradition and modernity, the film is at once enigmatic, thought-provoking and witty.
The screening on Wednesday 6 July will be introduced.