The Horse

Watch The Horse

  • NR
  • 1973
  • 14 min
  • 6.6  (378)

Adapted by Charles Burnett from a short story he had written, this lyrical short film is a meditation on race relations and a coming-of-age story. On and around the porch of an abandoned, disintegrating farmhouse, a group of white men and a young black boy sit vigil over a horse the day it's to be put to death by the boy's father. Although it was shot in Northern California, Burnett has called this a "kind of allegory about the South."

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Description
Adapted by Charles Burnett from a short story he had written, this lyrical short film is a meditation on race relations and a coming-of-age story. On and around the porch of an abandoned, disintegrating farmhouse, a group of white men and a young black boy sit vigil over a horse the day it's to be put to death by the boy's father. Although it was shot in Northern California, Burnett has called this a "kind of allegory about the South."
  • Release Date
    1973
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    14 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (378)