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Fight The Power: Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

 
 
Fri, Feb 2, 2018
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Directed by Melvin Van Peebles | 1971

With Van Peebles, Hubert Scales, Simon Chuckster

Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Melvin Van Peebles’ landmark of black independent cinema stars the one-man auteur as a strapping sex-show performer who stands up to police brutality then finds himself on the run from the law through the underbelly of 70s LA. Combining X-rated spectacle, New Wave experimentation, and stick-it-to-the-man politics, Van Peebles created what Huey P. Newton called “the first truly revolutionary Black film.”

 
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