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The least known of Charles Burnett's first three features (1983)—the other two are Killer of Sheep and To Sleep With Anger—focuses on the family pressure exerted on a young man in Watts (Everett Silas), who works at his parents' dry cleaners, to abandon his disreputable ghetto friends and adjust to a more middle-class existence. This struggle is pushed to the limit when he has to choose between attending his older brother's wedding to a woman from an affluent family and attending the funeral of his best friend, a former juvenile delinquent. Burnett's acute handling of actors (most of whom are nonprofessionals) never falters, and his gifts as a storyteller make this a movie that steadily grows in impact and resonance as one watches.

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