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Classified X (1998)

A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema.

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A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema.

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Explore the representation of African Americans in the history of American cinema through the eyes of Melvin Van Peebles.

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12 March 2007 (Argentina)  »

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$65, 18 October 1998, Limited Release

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$65, 18 October 1998
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Grumpy but endearing, in a way
10 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Melvin Van Peebles is never short on opinions. I'd find it a lot easier to accept them if he weren't responsible for the vastly overrated Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song (forgive me if I omitted any 'a's or 's's from the title) and cinematic atrocities such as the racist, sexist, and plain awful Identity Crisis. Nonetheless, this is a fascinating and frequently dead on documentary about Hollywood's treatment of African American filmmakers.


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