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SWEET SWEETBACK
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SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG
 

Director: Melvin Van Peebles

United States, 1971, 97min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2016
Category: Feature Narrative
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Cast:  Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales

synopsis
After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male sex performer goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

director
Melvin Van Peebles was born on August 21, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971), Panther (1995) and Last Action Hero (1993). Melvin has been nominated for three Tony Awards: in 1972, as Best Book (Musical) and Best Score, as both Composer and Lyricist, for "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death;" and in 1973, as Best Book (Musical) for "Don't Play Us Cheap."
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notes
Actor & Director Melvin Van Peebles will appear in person.

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