Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

A FILM BY: Melvin Van Peebles
WRITTEN BY: Melvin Van Peebles
STARRING: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales

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Director/writer/producer/editor/composer Melvin Van Peebles stars as a black orphan raised in a brothel and groomed to be a sex show performer. Set up by his boss and two corrupt cops for a murder he didn't commit, Sweetback escapes custody and is thrust into an increasingly hallucinogenic world of violence and bigotry where no one can be trusted, and the possibility of death lurks at every corner. Featuring a rousing score from a nascent Earth, Wind, & Fire, as well as surrealist visuals from stalwart genre cinematographer Robert Maxwell (THE CANDY SNATCHERS), Van Peebles creates an unforgettable study of perseverance in the face of racism.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1971
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 97 mins
Format: DCP