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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

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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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