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Bless Their Little Hearts

Nuanced marital drama directed by Billy Woodberry and written by Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep), who also shot the film in his characteristically sublime black and white style.

Drama 1983 86 mins Not rated

Director: Billy Woodberry



Directed with impressive boldness by Billy Woodberry and supported by a remarkable cast, this sensitive and nuanced drama probes the domestic conjugal relationship to the bone. Bless Their Little Hearts was written by Killer of Sheep director Charles Burnett, who alongside Woodberry was a member of the LA Rebellion, an African-American film movement founded at UCLA in the late 1960s. Burnett also shot the film using his characteristically sublime black and white cinematography style.