Audaciously entertaining. Mario Van Peebles sports an attitude of electric, hungry-eyed defiance to play his father, Melvin Van Peebles, during the making of ”Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” (1971). Perhaps no movie has demonstrated so graphically that a film-maker is really a politician, a hustler, and an artist, in that order.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Nia Long, Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, David Alan Grier, Paul Rodriguez, Saul Rubinek, Khleo Thomas; Director: Mario Van Peebles; Author: Dennis Haggerty, Melvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles; Release Date Limited: 05/28/2004; Runtime (in minutes): 108; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted June 11 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
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