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

    • Critics Consensus 92%
    • CC

A prolific and multi-talented artist, Melvin Van Peebles boasts a life story as provocative and category-defying as the best of his work. A pioneer in film, music, and beyond, Van Peebles made his name with Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, the controversial 1971 feature he self-produced outside of the Hollywood system, indelibly changing the face of independent cinema and launching the Blaxploitation era. Playfully chronicling Van Peebles’ astonishing and unexpected journey comprised of, among a long list of accomplishments, turns as an Air Force pilot, Broadway playwright, French novelist, Wall Street trader and civil rights activist, this award-winning documentary illuminates an artist and man whose groundbreaking impact on film, politics and pop culture remains as relevant as ever.

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A prolific and multi-talented artist, Melvin Van Peebles boasts a life story as provocative and category-defying as the best of his work. A pioneer in film, music, and beyond, Van Peebles made his name with Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, the controversial 1971 feature he self-produced outside of the Hollywood system, indelibly changing the face of independent cinema and launching the Blaxploitation era. Playfully chronicling Van Peebles’ astonishing and unexpected journey comprised of, among a long list of accomplishments, turns as an Air Force pilot, Broadway playwright, French novelist, Wall Street trader and civil rights activist, this award-winning documentary illuminates an artist and man whose groundbreaking impact on film, politics and pop culture remains as relevant as ever.

    • Rent $3.99
    • Buy $9.99

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Music Box Films
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English (Stereo, CC)

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CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

Artists in This Movie

R&B/Soul
Spoken Word
Soundtrack
R&B/Soul

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