REL 360 Movie Night: Killer of Sheep

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Rel 360–our one credit hour course–is presenting its last movie of the semester, concluding the series on Democracy, Race, and Religion by showing the 1977 film Killer of Sheep. Selected by the National Society of Film Critics as one of the “100 Essential Films” of all time, Killer of Sheep focuses on the life of Stan, a dreamer trapped in the mind-numbing job of working at a slaughterhouse in L.A. The film shows bleak moments of happiness in Stan’s life, such as enjoying the warmth of coffee in the morning or  experiencing the simple joy of holding his daughter. The film offers no solutions for his problems, it only presents life as it is. Continue reading