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Melvin Van Peebles — the “godfather of modern black cinema” left his cinematic immortal mark
October 7, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles, the pioneering African-American filmmaker who is best known for his films “Watermelon Man” and “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” transitioned on September 21, 2021, at his home in Manhattan. He was 89 years old. ... read more »
Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle Present Sherman’s Showcase – Comedy with a Musical Edge; Pure Excellence!
July 31, 2019
At first glance, IFC’s “Sherman’s Showcase” created by comedy duo Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, might seem like a traditional sketch comedy show but it’s much more.  At its core is extraordinary music which makes sense since John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. and RadicalMedia serve as executive producers. This is best-in-show and if you like to laugh then “Sherman’s Showcase” is going to bring you buckets and buckets of mirth.  ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
February 22, 2019
For movies opening February 22, 2019: ... read more »
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Mario Van Peebles New Film, Gun Violence, & Creative Expressions
September 27, 2018
Armed is a high action movie filled with surprises but more importantly political teachings. Director and actor Mario Van Peebles spoke to the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper about the process behind the movie.   ... read more »
Mandela Van Peebles on Father, Mario: “He’s my mentor”
February 19, 2017
Film Director Mario Van Peebles talks about the legacy of his father, Melvin Van Peebles. Mandela explains his role in the mini-series "Roots" Host: Brandon I. Brooks ... read more / watch video »
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