Charles Burnett given career retrospective at MoMA

How to make sense of all the days I’ve been spent running around from one film event to another?  At times, it feels quite overwhelming; the sheer volume of articles due, promises yet to be fulfilled. But! there are certain experiences that make it all worthwhile.  Walking into MoMA on a rainy afternoon yesterday and taking a seat up front at the Titus 1 theater.  I watched “My Brother’s Wedding” and “To Sleep With Anger”, two films directed by Charles Burnett.  MoMA is doing a career retrospective on the seminal filmmaker and with good reason.  Burnett has been at the museum to introduce several of the films throughout the week-long series, including the two films I saw.

TO SLEEP WITH ANGER screening at MoMA's Charles Burnett retrospective. l to r: Dir. Charles Burnett, Assoc. Producer Linda Koulisis & film's composer, Stephen James Taylor. Photo credit: Adam Schartoff (c) 2011