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Melvin Van Peebles

Director, Actor

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss SongSweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) Recommended
Dir. Melvin Van Peebles
Feat. Melvin Van Peebles
The 'blaxploitation' classic that is often celebrated as ostensibly the first film truly created by a black person in America, starring "The Black…
Terminal VelocityTerminal Velocity (1994)
Dir. Deran Sarafian
Feat. Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini
Sheen plays a skydiving expert roped into international espionage by way of the mysterious Kinski. It's sexist, crass and juvenile, but never dull,…
Shining, The (Mini Series)Shining, The (Mini Series) (1997)
Dir. Mick Garris
Feat. Steven Weber, Rebecca De Mornay, Pat Hingle
Telemovie adaptation of Stephen King's famous novel about a haunted, snowbound hotel in the Rocky Mountains. More of a literal version of the novel…
BaadAsssss CinemaBaadAsssss Cinema (2002) Recommended
Dir. Isaac Julien
Feat. Pam Grier, Richard Roundtree, Quentin Tarantino
A fan's–eye–view of 1970s Blaxploitation cinema, featuring juicy interviews with players, directors, critics and aficionados. Although…
How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It)How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (2005)
Dir. Joe Angio
Feat. Melvin Van Peebles
Blaxploitation pioneer Melvin Van Peebles’ SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG is honoured in this high appreciation of the filmmaker and…

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