Melvin Van Peebles
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Sweetback in the Cosmos: An Interview with Melvin Van Peebles
14 Oct 2014 // 11:00 PM

He's almost single-handedly invented the Blaxploitation film genre, but as his recent collaboration with Heliocentrics proves, Melvin Van Peebles is so much more than simply a filmmaker in command of his craft.

Part 3: The Stellar '70s
19 Jun 2007 // 6:00 PM

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.

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Blaxploitation & 'Slumdogs Can't Have Dignity' - A Critical Response to Indian Media Coverage
24 Feb 2009 // 8:50 PM

Unlike comic book superheroes, Slumdog hit a bit closer under our bellies with our eyes wide shut. Yet, now that “we” have had our eyes opened, will “we” place Third World poverty into another, more entertaining box?

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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