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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Pam Grier ... Herself

Fred Williamson ... Himself

Melvin Van Peebles ... Himself

Elvis Mitchell ... Himself

Gloria Hendry ... Herself

Quentin Tarantino ... Himself

Samuel L. Jackson ... Himself
Afeni Shakur ... Herself
Ed Guerrero ... Himself
Armond White ... Himself
bell hooks ... Herself

Richard Roundtree ... Himself (archive footage)

Tamara Dobson ... Herself (archive footage)

Ron O'Neal ... Himself (archive footage)

Jim Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Ron Finley ... Himself
Larry Cohen ... Himself

Jim Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)

Gordon Parks ... Himself (archive footage)
Max Julien ... Himself (archive footage)

Yaphet Kotto ... Himself (archive footage)

Isaac Hayes ... Himself (archive footage)

Curtis Mayfield ... Himself (archive footage)
Roy Innis ... Himself (archive footage)

Jesse Jackson ... Himself (archive footage) (as Rev. Jesse Jackson)

Directed by
Isaac Julien 
Produced by
Alison Palmer Bourke .... executive producer
Paula Jalfon .... producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Colin MacCabe .... producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Original Music by
Andy Cowton 
Cinematography by
Neal Brown 
Gary Kinkead 
Jonathan Partridge 
Film Editing by
Adam Finch 
Production Management
Heather Keenleyside .... production manager
Sound Department
David Ballard .... sound recordist
Steve Jankowski .... sound recordist
John Quinn .... sound recordist
Ben Young .... sound mixer
Other crew
Ava DuVernay .... publicity consultant
Heather Keenleyside .... researcher
Elvis Mitchell .... consultant
Amy Ongiri .... consultant
Melvin Van Peebles .... source
Mary Lea Bandy .... special thanks
Susan V. Berresford .... special thanks
Susan Cahan .... special thanks
Gertrude Fraser .... special thanks
Henry Louis Gates .... special thanks (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
Christine Giraud .... special thanks
Julie Heath .... special thanks
Fred Henry .... special thanks
Rebecca Herrera-Barch .... special thanks
Eileen Harris Norton .... special thanks
Peter Norton .... special thanks
John Phillip Santos .... special thanks
William J. Wilson .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Baadasssss Cinema: A Bold Look at 70's Blaxploitation Films" - USA (alternative title)
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58 min | USA:55 min (TV)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Sho-nuff Throw Down ,Run Down, and Final Come Down!, 10 May 2011
Author: (AfroPixFlix) from United States

Cold-blooded balance of entertainment and academic perspectives on the so-called blaxploitation urban films of the seventies. This is not only useful as a seminal film rundown, but also for its educative industry participant interviews. Two, of Pam Grier and Quentin Tarrantino, are respectively honest and energetic. Others, of Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry, reek of bitter, unfounded entitlement. BAADASSSS also delves into the debates on the responsibilities, or lack thereof, this genre had to the broader socio-political context. Here, reviewer Elvis Mitchell provides especially introspective guidance. AfroPixFlix throws down 9 sho-nuff greasy cake-cutters for this Isaac Julien reel deel.

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