Melvin Van Peebles, the pioneering African American filmmaker who is best known for his films “Watermelon Man” and “Sweet ...
Melvin Van Peebles, an iconic auteur of Black cinema, has died. He was 89. Van Peebles died on Tuesday night "at home with family," according to a statement released on Wednesday by his family ...
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(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST) MELVIN VAN PEEBLES: Well, number of reasons. First, I needed someone with a large understanding of cinema who had a number of years of experience. And the ...
Melvin Van Peebles, whose low-budget 1971 phenomenon ... the run – proved a milestone of independent and African American cinema, has died aged 89. Over a six-decade career, Van Peebles ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles ... Sometimes called the “godfather of modern Black cinema,” the multitalented Van Peebles wrote numerous books and plays, and recorded several albums ...
Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the "blaxploitation" wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.
Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker ... Sometimes called the "godfather of modern Black cinema," the multitalented Van Peebles wrote numerous books and plays, and recorded several ...