Black History Month marches on, and in honor of that we continue our look at significant black cinema! On tonight's podcast we look at the big daddy of all '70's Blaxploitation films: 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song', directed by and starring Melvin Van Peebles! Trust me, you do NOT want to miss this one!
Black History Month
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!
For Back History Month, we are taking a look at important and pivotal films by black filmmakers/performers. This time, we took on Sanders of the River (1935). Was it good? Did it portray black folk in a positive light? Was Robeson as much of a powerhouse as he was in The Emperor Jones? There is only one stream you can catch on that will provide you with that intel...
February is Black History Month in the U.S.A., so, in celebration of that fact, we thought it might be fun to take a look at a few important films by black filmmakers and actors. We kick things off with 1933's 'The Emperor Jones', starring one of the greatest black talents in history, Paul Robeson. So what did we think of this semi-forgotten adventure from the early days of sound? Listen and find out!