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Title How To Eat Your Watermelon In White Company - And Enjoy It / Director: Angio, Joe
Published Australia : ABC, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (1 hr. 24 min. 43 sec.) ; 508979219 bytes
Summary *Contains coarse language, a sex scene and nudity*This award-winning documentary on the iconic filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles is a carefully crafted tale of the journey of a young black boy from Chicago who became the trigger for the 'blaxploitation' era in Hollywood.Van Peebles' history is as fascinating as any of his motion pictures. Coloured by backstage stories from Spike Lee, Mario Van Peebles and Gil Scott- Heron, this film traces his path from atom bomb-ferrying Air Force pilot to French novelist to proto-rap singer to Wall Street options trader, before making his momentous and controversial film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song.It is an incisive, provocative and humorous portrait of an American original.PRODUCTION DETAILS: Directed by Joe Angio; Produced by Michael Solomon
Event Broadcast 2010-05-30 at 22:35:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject African American motion picture producers and directors.
Blaxploitation films.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Biography.
Van Peebles, Melvin, 1932-.
United States.
Form Streaming video
Author Avram, C. C, cast
Angio, Joe, director
Azenberg, Emanuel, cast
Bonus, Shelley R., cast