Rating: NNNNThe Get Reel Black Film Festival is in its fourth year, and the current slate of shorts and feats.
The Get Reel Black Film Festival is in its fourth year, and the current slate of shorts and feats is strong, anchored by a tribute to Hollywood director Charles Burnett, who in 1994 came out with this under-appreciated police story. Michael Boatman stars as a the first black cop assigned to the L.A. County sheriff’s substation. Besides dealing with racism, he brings to light a police cover-up. Burnett handles the convoluted plotting with grace, and the whole film moves with the understated elegance that is his trademark. (April 27, noon, and April 28, 4 pm, Cumberland)