To sleep with anger
- DVD DRAMA (CEN, POW, WSQ)
Director-approved DVD special edition.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Danny Glover, Paul Butler, Mary Alice, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Richard Brooks, Sheryl Lee Ralph.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Charles Burnett ; Of family and folklore, a new interview program, featuring Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis ; A walk with Charles Burnett, a new hour-long conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett's films and shooting locations ; short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards ceremony in 2017.
Harry, a devilish charmer, turns up out of the blue on the South Central Los Angeles doorstep of his old friends. In short order, Harry's presence seems to cast a chaotic spell on what appeared to be a peaceful household, exposing smoldering tensions between parents and children, tradition and change, virtue and temptation. Interweaving evocative strains of gospel and blues with rich, poetic-realist images, To Sleep with Anger is a sublimely stirring film from an autonomous artistic sensibility, a portrait of family resilience steeped in the traditions of African American mysticism and folklore.