Films By Joe Angio

“Somebody once asked me, ‘Melvin, how'd you get to the top?'. It was simple. Nobody would let me in at the bottom.” - Melvin Van Peebles, 1986 ... While the revolutionary 1971 film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song earned Melvin Van Peebles the title ‘godfather of modern black cinema', the film's impact extends far beyond blaxploitation genre conventions. Functioning as a virtual one-man studio, h... Read more
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