How to eat your watermelon in white company (and enjoy it) / a film by Joe Angio and Michael Solomon ; produced by Michael Solomon ; written & directed by Joe Angio
- Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, 2005.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (85 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Angio, Joe, Solomon, Michael, and Hehmeyer, Dick
- Language Note:
- In English.
- Multi-talented and prolific, Melvin van Peebles defies categorization, boasting a life and career as diverse and unexpected as the art he's best known for creating. A trailblazer of the tallest order who has at turns made his living as a filmmaker, a pilot, a novelist and a stockbroker, van Peebles was never deterred by opportunity that failed to knock; he'd simply build his own door and get on with it. After Hollywood rejected his early filmmaking efforts, his self-produced 1971 feature film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, earned more than $10 million at the box office and indelibly changed independent cinema forever. A pioneer of rap music, a Tony-nominated playwright and a civil rights activist then and now, van Peebles' remarkable life story is playfully and candidly chronicled, illuminating an artist and a man whose groundbreaking impact on art, politics and pop culture remains, forty-five years after the release of Sweet Sweetback, as relevant as ever.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Title from resource description page (viewed September 13, 2017).
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Narrator, Dick Hehmeyer.
- Nominated 2005 Chicago International Film Festival Gold Hugo, Best Documentary
Nominated 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival Documentary Award, Best Documentary Feature
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