Michael Martin, a professor of American Studies and Communication and Culture who is director of the Black Film Center/Archive, will host a public interview with Burnett at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the IU Cinema.
“Consummate cineaste and recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship and a MacArthur ‘genius’ award, Charles Burnett is a raconteur of extraordinary sensitivity and among the most discerning cinematic voices in America,” Martin said. “Having Burnett on the IU campus and featuring a selection of his more notable and recent films at the IU Cinema offers the Bloomington public and campus community a rare and unique opportunity to engage with this world-class filmmaker.”
As part of the “Arriving at the Truth” film series, the IU Cinema will screen Killer of Sheep, My Brother’s Wedding, To Sleep with Anger, The Glass Shield and Namibia: the Struggle for Liberation, as well as a series of short films by Burnett. A complete list of dates and times is available at http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/. As with all visiting filmmakers to the IU Cinema, Burnett will also be visiting film production classes and having informal conversations with faculty and students.