Tag Archives: African-American cinema

RIP Melvin Van Peebles (1932 – 2021)

Melvin Van Peebles was an American writer, actor and film director best known for his film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971).

I would advise against watching that movie since it’s historically significant but just not very good.

 Classified X (1998)

Instead, I advise to watch Classified X (1998), a film on African-American cinema and the African-American representation in Hollywood.