Streaming Release! New 4K Restoration!

The Killing Floor


Includes a bonus Q&A with director Brian Welsh and executive producer Steven Soderbergh!

Once you purchase an “e-ticket” you will be sent a link & password to view the film. The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch The Killing Floor for 72 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

The Killing Floor is a truly compelling, blistering, and vital historical document. Powerful, hard-hitting, but still exceptionally and tenderly crafted.” – Jen Johans, Film Intuition

In his hard-hitting directorial debut, actor/filmmaker Bill Duke (The Rage in Harlem, Deep Cover) brilliantly traces the racial and class conflicts seething in Chicago’s giant slaughterhouses, and the brutal efforts of management to divide the workforce along racial and ethnic lines, which eventually boiled over into the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1985, The Killing Floor stars Damien Leake (Apocalypse Now), Alfre Woodard (Crooklyn) and Moses Gunn (Ragtime), with a screenplay by African American playwright Leslie Lee.  This brand-new 4K restoration is courtesy of the Sundance Institute Collection at UCLA Film & Television Archive, with special thanks to Elsa Rassbach. (Dir. by Bill Duke, 1984, USA, 118 mins., Not Rated)