The Godfather of Black Cinema By editor • Aug 24, 2007 TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / Six films directed by Charles Burnett are playing this weekend in Charlotte. Fellow filmmakers and critics have praised Burnett's work. But his films don't often get screened. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Charles Burnett about why he makes movies. Tags: TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.