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How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (2005)

Unrated | | Documentary | 7 April 2005 (USA)
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Feature-length documentary on renegade filmmaker, novelist, musician and theater impresario, Melvin Van Peebles.


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Credited cast:
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


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

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26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (2005)

*** (out of 4)

Insightful and well detailed documentary about maverick filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles that chronicles his life from his days in France working for a magazine up to his breakthrough film Sweet Sweetback's Baadaasss Song. Van Peebles has been a part of many documentaries but this one here goes into further details about his career outside of just making movies. Interviews with his family as well as Spike Lee and of course the man himself. The most interesting aspect comes when Lee, Mario Van Peebles and Melvin discuss the blaxploitation peroid that followed Sweetback and it was rather surprising to hear the men put down the genre.

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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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