Several Friends (1969)
From L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema (1971-2006)
FORMAT: 35mm, color
Director Charles Burnett’s first 16mm student film, Several Friends, showcases his early facility with a documentary approach to fiction, his ability to draw out eccentric and endearing characterizations from an ensemble of nonprofessional actors, and his sensitivity to the expressive possibilities of everyday, working class props and locations.