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Baadasssss Cinema (2002)

Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Afeni Shakur ... Herself
Ed Guerrero Ed Guerrero ... Himself
Armond White Armond White ... Himself
bell hooks bell hooks ... Herself
Richard Roundtree ... Himself (archive footage)
Tamara Dobson ... Herself (archive footage)
Ron O'Neal ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

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Documentary

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baadasssss Cinema: A Bold Look at 70's Blaxploitation Films See more »

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Sho-nuff Throw Down ,Run Down, and Final Come Down!
10 May 2011 | by AfroPixFlixSee all my reviews

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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