Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song
Dir. Melvin Van Peebles (1971). Shot in a rough and ready style suggesting Stan Brakhage verite (and distributed like a porn film, complete with "X" rating), Melvin Van Peebles's single-minded paean to an L.A. whorehouse Stagolee single-handedly made the world safe for blaxploitation.
Sat., Jan. 1, 9 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 2, 6:15 p.m., 2011
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