Ep. 00 - 6 - BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Watermelon Man (1970)

Ep. 00 - 6 - BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Watermelon Man (1970)

As we continue our look at films for Black History Month, tonight we watched a movie like none other! Equally parts funny and disturbing, from 1970 it's Melvin Van Peebles 'Watermelon Man'. Watch, laugh, and have your mind blown as a biggoted white man wakes up one day to find out he's experienced a BIG metamorphosis!

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Black History Month marches on at The Cinemarijuana Theatre, and to celebrate, Las Películas Sábados Gigantes checked out theMelvin Van Peebles race comedy from 1970: Watermelon Man. A tragic tale of a caucasian family man who tends to cultural insenstivity. However, his whole life is turned upside down, when he awakes one morning to find he has become a black man. So exactly what was Van Peebles trying to accomplish with this adaptation of Kafka? And perhaps most importantly, is anyone laughing? Only one key unlocks this door...