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Several Friends

Several Friends (1969)
Director: Charles Burnett
35mm, color

Director Charles Burnett’s first 16mm student film, Several Friends, showcases his early facility with a documentary approach to fiction, his ability to draw out eccentric and endearing characterizations from an ensemble of nonprofessional actors, and his sensitivity to the expressive possibilities of everyday, working class props and locations. 

Doug Cummings

Available for research at UCLA

Restored from the original 16mm b/w negative A/B rolls and the original 16mm magnetic soundtrack by UCLA Film & Television Archive.  Laboratory services by Film Technology Company, Fotokem, Audio Mechanics and NT Picture and Sound.

Film Credits

Individual Role(s)
Charles Burnett Director
Jim Watkins Cinematographer
Andy Burnett Cast
Eugene Cherry Cast
Charles Bracy Cast
Donna Deitch Cast
Cassandra Wright Cast