The film may have Danny Glover’s greatest performance on film and, as with all of Burnett’s best work, what may at first seem simple on the screen is actually rich with meaning and metaphors. It’s a film that you need to see more than once just to understand and appreciate all the nuances and subtext. -- Indiewire
To Sleep with Anger is the story of Harry Mention (Danny Glover), a visitor from the South who enters the home of old friend Paul Butler. Initially invited as a guest, Mention proves to be an increasingly disruptive force, wreaking havoc in Butler’s middle-class life. A family drama, the film is also the story of trickery, and the tensions between life in 1990s Los Angeles and Southern tradition. “To Sleep with Anger is a singular artistic achievement that transcends categorization, seamlessly incorporating elements of family drama, dark comedy and magical realism” (UCLA Film & Television Archive). 1990, DCP, 102 minutes.
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