• Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

    1971. USA. Melvin Van Peebles. 98 min.

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 12:30 p.m.

  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

    1971. USA. Produced, directed, written, edited, and music by Melvin Van Peebles. With Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, Rhetta Hughes, Mario Van Peebles. A picaresque tale of a black man on the run from the law, Sweetback was made on a shoestring budget with a technical virtuosity and narrative audacity that would influence independent and mainstream cinema, both here and in Europe, for years to come. Restored by MoMA from the original camera negative, with funding from The Film Foundation and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 98 min.