Tag Archives: Mario Van Peebles

Saturday Matinee: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Review by Chuck Foster Source: Film Threat On March 31st, 1971, an independent film made by a black man for the black community opened at the Grand Circus Theatre in Detroit and broke the house record. Two days later, it … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Panther

“Panther” (1995) is an excellent yet underrated historical drama directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by his father Melvin Van Peebles. The film traces the founding of the organization and backlash from the FBI’s COINTELPRO program. Unlike many historical … Continue reading

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