Bless Their Little Hearts (Billy Woodberry in Person)
October 12, 2013
The neo-realist strain of L.A. Rebellion filmmaking began with Charles Burnett’s first films in the late 1960s and reached its culmination with Bless Their Little Hearts fifteen years later. Working from a screenplay by Burnett, Billy Woodberry brings to anguished life this portrait of a married couple striving to make ends meet and still have the time and energy to maintain their relationship to each other and to their three young children. The result is an emotional and strikingly realistic look at the daily grind of working poverty, full of humor and devoid of the least pity for its characters – or of a simple solution to their difficulties.