Killer of Sheep, screening tonight at Cinema 17
Les Lundis Grindhouse’s bottomless pit of Italian crime flicks produces a double feature of Roman supercop saga Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (6:30 p.m.) and the Jonestown/journalist/drug-war thriller Cut and Run (8:15 p.m.), both directed by Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust). Rockette (4479 St-Denis), doors 5 p.m., free
American civil rights icon Angela Davis is giving a talk tonight at the FRO Foundation’s closing ceremony for its spring workshops and activities promoting natural haircare and African American feminism. L’Astral (305 Ste-Catherine W.), 6 p.m., $17
As a solo artist, Ken Stringfellow strives to outshine the big bands he’s played with in the past, namely the Posies, Big Star and R.E.M. Read our interview with the man here, and check out his headlining set at Casa tonight, with support from Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $18
Cinema 17 is screening Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep, the celebrated 1977 film about African-American life in 1970s Watts, L.A. around the time of the riots. 5221a Jeanne-Mance, 8:30 p.m., by donation
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