Melvin Van Peebles
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage. (imdb.com)
Chain of events that unfolds in a forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood during the blackout of 2003.
An amazing film created from the largest private collection of "stag" films in the United States (imdb)
A chronological collage of Melvin Van Peebles, a beyond-Renaissance man. (Film Forum)
The Real Deal (2003) - Short Film
A retrospective look at Van Peebles' legendary film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Baadasssss Cinema (2002) - TV Movie
Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre. (imdb)
Jim Brown: All American (2002) - TV Movie
Spike Lee directs this moving portrait of a complicated, charismatic man, one who has spent his life in the spotlight, first making football history as one of the 20th century's greatest athletes, and later as the star of numerous Hollywood features, where he pioneered a new kind of African-American hero. (Film Forum)
Classified X (1998) - TV Movie
Melvin Van Peebles walks through the history of the portrayal of African Americans in Hollywood films. Through the use of numerous film clips he exposes the racism, sometimes hidden, sometimes blatantly in the open, that these films contained.
The Shining (1997) - TV Mini-Series
Television adaptation of Stephen King novel that follows a recovering alcoholic professor. He ends up taking a job as a winter caretaker for a remote Colorado hotel which he seeks as an opportunity to finish a piece of work. With his wife and son with him, the caretaker settles in, only to see visions of the hotel's long deceased employees and guests. With evil intentions, they manipulate him into his dark side which takes a toll on he and his family. (imdb)
Gang in Blue (1996) - TV Movie
A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
A Legendary Warrior Battles Against The Forces Of Evil. (imdb)
A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father. (imdb)
Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss... (imdb)
A narration of Fernando Arrabal's 1969 novel of the same title. While the name suggests little, what you see in the film might be better titled as Mondo Arrabal. As you obliquely dive into the world of Arrabal through the meanderings of Leila Fischer through the streets of New York, there seems to be little congruence between what she does and the narration.
A man-eating shark single-mindedly pursues a woman and her son. (imdb)
O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class. (imdb)