To Sleep with Anger

Monday, April 13, 2015

Post-film discussion with Toshi Reagon! 25th anniversary — DCP projection

When a seemingly well-adjusted family gets a visit from a mischievous old friend named Harry (Danny Glover), his actions turn their entire world upside down. Is Harry evil? The devil? Or something else? And will the family be able to stop him before it’s too late? Acclaimed writer-director Charles Burnett’s (KILLER OF SHEEP) third feature is a brilliantly observed family drama which draws on black folklore to explore the tensions that run beneath all our stabile lives. Standout performances from Glover, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Mary Alice and Ethel Ayler helped net it four Independent Spirit Awards and a special jury prize at Sundance. The rarely screened film is also a favorite of our guest host, the amazing singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon, who recently celebrated 31 legendary years performing at Joe’s Pub and has worked with everyone from Lenny Kravitz to Pete Seeger. “The first time I saw it I stood up and clapped when it was over,” she writes. We’re sure you will too. Don’t miss out.

  • Country USA
  • Year 1990
  • Running Time 102 minutes
  • Director Charles Burnett