Feature-length documentary on renegade filmmaker, novelist, musician and theater impresario, Melvin Van Peebles.

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Joe Angio

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Joe Angio
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Marva Allen Marva Allen ... Self
Emanuel Azenberg Emanuel Azenberg ... Self
Shelley R. Bonus Shelley R. Bonus ... Self
St. Clair Bourne St. Clair Bourne ... Self
Herschel Dwellingham ... Self (as Hershel Dwellingham)
Janine Evrad Janine Evrad ... Self (as Janine Euvrard)
Gébé Gébé ... Self
Dick Hehmeyer Dick Hehmeyer ... Newsreel Narrator (voice)
Gloria Jarecki Gloria Jarecki ... Self
Henry Jarecki Henry Jarecki ... Self
Billy Jennings Billy Jennings ... Self
Woodie King Jr. Woodie King Jr. ... Self
Spike Lee ... Self
Madeleine Martineau Madeleine Martineau ... Self
Richard Milner Richard Milner ... Self
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Feature-length documentary on renegade filmmaker, novelist, musician and theater impresario, Melvin Van Peebles.

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Smart, funny doc about a one-of-a-kind person
30 December 2010 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Very entertaining, often funny biography of the amazing Melvin Van Peebles, whose life includes writing successful novels in French, directing hit, uncompromised black films at a time when no one else was, directing Broadway musicals, and even a turn as a stock trader.

A wild, likable, if hard to figure out man, part genius, part showman and a bit of a con-artist, he seems (at least in this documentary) to have mellowed over the years.

Not quite a great film, it's not in depth enough, and is too openly enamored of it's subject, but a fun and historically interesting one. I'd re-visit it.


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USA

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English | French

Release Date:

7 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Jak zjeść arbuza w towarzystwie białych i mieć z tego uciechę See more »

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Breakfast at Noho LLC See more »
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