Dir. Mario Van Peebles
USA 2004 | Colour | 108 mins | Cert 15
Cast: Joy Bryant, Terry Crews
Mario’s stunning tribute to his father Melvin’s landmark film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss! Song (1971). The true story of one of black America’s true film pioneers, Melvin Van Peebles, and his struggle to make the film that would become the highest grossing US independent film of 1971, as well as kickstart the Blaxploitation revolution. Mario tells the story of the making of the film that would give birth to a new era which was about to explode: Independent Black Cinema.
Available on: DVD, 35mm
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