LA Rebellion X2 Film Series
Bless Their Little Hearts (1984)
Directed by Billy Woodberry
November 16, 2013
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.)
This film is part of the LA Rebellion X2 Film Series, presented in association with UCLA Film & Television Archive and supported in part by grants from the Getty Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The series is curated by Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, Shannon Kelley, and Jacqueline Stewart. Presented in partnership with the Black Film Center/Archive. Jan-Christopher Horak (UCLA) and Jacqueline Stewart (University of Chicago) are scheduled to be present.