Films & Other Videos
Films with: Van Peebles, Melvin
- BaadAssss cinema a bold look at 70's blaxploitation films /
- "In this groundbreaking documentary from the Independent Film channel, filmmaker Isaac Julien takes us back to the early 70s and the explosion of blaxploitation films, today one of American cinema's most beloved cult genres. The original guilty pleasure, these fun and energetic films had all the action, comedy, sex and groovy music you could want in two hours worth of entertainment."--Container.
- DVD 2623
- A candid portrait of Melvin Van Peeble's struggles as a young, black director during the society-shifting 70's. Determined to make a film that matters, Melvin deals with two-faced backers, a rag-tag crew, threatening creditors, and various shades of Hollywood hypocrisy. With everything on the line, his only choice is to stick to his guns and do whatever it takes to get his neo-blaxploitation epic to the audience for which it was envisioned.
- DVD 3148
- Classified X
- Examines the treatment of black characters throughout the history of American cinema, using examples from classic films beginning with footage by Thomas Edison in 1903 to the present, tracing how Hollywood has aided and abetted the public perception of the African-American. From its earliest days, Hollywood reflected society's fear of blacks and countered with wish-fulfilling images of African-Americans as servile, ignorant, superstitious, or untrustworthy.
- DVD 1126
- Stephen King's The shining
- A young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts of its evil past.
- DVD 3892
- Sweet sweetback's baadasssss song
- Presents the story of a professional sex-show stud who kills two white policeman who are beating up a black youth ; includes members of the black community.
- DVD 3149