Los Angeles! In celebration of our Record Store Day Black Friday 2023 compilation At The Movies, we’ve partnered with our friends at Brain Dead Studios on a screening of Melvin Van Peebles’ cult-classic film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song on November 18th at 5 PM.
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song is a 1971 American blaxploitation film written, co-produced, scored, edited, directed by, and starring Melvin Van Peebles. The film tells the picaresque story of a poor black man fleeing from the white police authorities. Considered a foundational film in Black cinema, Sweet Sweetback was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.