The folks in JHU's Film & Media Studies Department have pulled off a major coup in bringing legendary filmmaker Charles Burnett to town. Burnett will introduce Nightjohn, a 1996 movie he directed for Hallmark/Disney, at Hopkins tonight and answer questions after the screening. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local film lovers to interact with the acclaimed director, who's best known for his 1977 indie feature, Killer of Sheep. That film was inducted into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 1994. Mos Def fans might recall that a still from it was used on the cover of his most recent CD, The Ecstatic. And Tod Lippy's amazing art publication, Esopus, published a generous selection of images from that film (100 frames!) in its Spring 2009, "Black & White," issue.
Tonight's screening begins at 7 pm at Hopkins' Hodson Hall. It's free and open to the public.
And when you see Linda DiLibero and Matt Porterfield tonight, thank them for helping make this happen.
Sunday, Burnett will be screening Killer of Sheep at the National Gallery of Art.