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Bless Their Little Hearts (Bluesy Dreams)
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Bless Their Little Hearts (Bluesy Dreams)

Billy Woodberry

1984 / U.S.A. / 80 min

i Sunday 26 March 17H30 Forum des Images 300
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English Original Version Subtitled in French + INTRODUCTION

Shown with :
As Above, so Below by Larry Clark
i Thursday 30 March 18H00 Cinéma 2
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English Original Version Subtitled in French + INTRODUCTION

Shown with :
As Above, so Below by Larry Clark

Seven years after Burnett’s Killer of Sheep, Woodberry describes the moral and psychological damage that unemployment and marginalisation have wreaked on a couple in the Watts district. In a landscape of de-industrialisation prey to gang violence, Woodberry uses restrained tension and harrowing nuance to reveal the effects of a system that abandons the workforce to the consequences of its crises. Billy Woodberry presented this work as his UCLA thesis film.

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Born in Dallas, Billy Woodberry is a filmmaker and teacher. He has worked with Charles Burnett, Thom Andersen and James Benning, and his films include The Architect, the Ants and the Bees.