Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Doors at 2:00... Screening at 2:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
SWEET SWEETBACK'S BADASS SONG (1971)
Directed By: Melvyn Van Peebles
Hosted by Black Folks Make Movie
"Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song has a lot of historical significance. It is an early independent film in what's considered the current "modern" style,... it was controversial (it initially earned an X rating (later changed to an R) and touted that fact proudly as a tagline), it was made for $150 thousand but grossed $15 million, and most importantly ... it is credited with starting the Blaxploitation craze in the 1970s." (Brandt Sponseller, IMDb)
Released in 1971, Sweet Sweetback reignited the truly Black independent filmmaking movement begun by Oscar Micheaux & others in 1910. This film definitely takes it further...
Doors open at 2, Screening 2:30.
Discussion follows led by BFMM Executive Director & Curator, Pamela Thomas.