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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

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Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Melvin Van Peebles Run Time: 97 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Rating: R Release Year: 1971

Starring: Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster

Director/writer Melvin Van Peebles sparked the blaxploitation genre with thisfilm about a orphan who is groomed to be a sex show performer and framed for murder he didn’t commit. Set to a score by Earth, Wind, and Fire, this film devolves into an increasingly hallucinogenic world of violence and bigotry, where no one can be trusted and the possibility of death lurks at every corner.

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