Begun in 1976 and filmed over the course of two years, Killer of Sheep is an episodic and graceful film about life in Watts, California. The plot is loose, consisting of strung together conversations and short takes of family life, but the movies' raw power is in the ad hoc, wordless sections of the film: children jumping across a rooftop, a young girl singing to her doll, a couple dancing in their living room.
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The Glass Shieldis the tragic tale of J.J. Johnson (Michael Boatman), a bright-eyed and idealistic black deputy-in-training who is "chosen" to join an all-white Los Angeles station for his first assignment. There, he encounters not-so-subtle racism and persecution which begins to crack his romanticism of the cop's life.
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These albums are not nearly as appreciated as they should be.
Listen to her new song 'Callous Copper'.
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'U Kin B the Sun' is an album rich in texture and depth and one that quite obviously, and unapologetically, plays to Frazey Ford's strengths.
Listen to their new single 'Small Change'.