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How to eat your watermelon in white company (and enjoy it)

Author: Joe Angio; Michael Solomon; Dick Hehmeyer
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary films
Feature films
Additional Physical Format: Original version:
(OCoLC)939496323
Named Person: Melvin Van Peebles; Melvin Van Peebles
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Angio; Michael Solomon; Dick Hehmeyer
OCLC Number: 1009105588
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed September 13, 2017).
Performer(s): Narrator, Dick Hehmeyer.
Awards: Nominated 2005 Chicago International Film Festival Gold Hugo, Best Documentary
Nominated 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival Documentary Award, Best Documentary Feature
Description: 1 online resource (85 min.)
Responsibility: a film by Joe Angio and Michael Solomon ; produced by Michael Solomon ; written & directed by Joe Angio.

Abstract:

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.

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