Free Screening: Bless Their Little Hearts (Billy Woodberry, 1984)
November 16, 2013
IU Cinema and the Black Film Center/Archive present a free screening of Billy Woodberry’s 1984 film, Bless Their Little Hearts.
Billy Woodberry’s film chronicles the devastating effects of underemployment on a family in the same Los Angeles community depicted in Killer of Sheep (1977), and it pays witness to the ravages of time in the short years since its predecessor. Nate Hardman and Kaycee Moore deliver gut-wrenching performances as the couple whose family is torn apart by events beyond their control. If salvation remains, it’s in the sensitive depiction of everyday life, which persists throughout. – Ross Lipman. Preservation funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Packard Humanities Institute. Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive’s preservation department. Laboratory services by Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Audio Mechanics and NT Picture and Sound. (35mm. 84 min. Not Rated.)