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Co-writer, director and co-star Mario Van Peebles created this award-winning homage to his father Melvin's pioneering film "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," an independent 1971 hit that paved the way for the entire blaxploitation genre, but only after a production fraught with turmoil. David Alan Grier, Nia Long, Saul Rubinek and Rainn Wilson star in the film that critic Roger Ebert calls "one of the best movies I've seen about the making of a movie."

Book "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song: A Guerilla Filmmaking Manifesto" by: Melvin Van Peebles

Screenplay by: Mario Van Peebles &

Screenplay by: Dennis Haggerty

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

Duration: 109 mins

Genre: Drama

Advisories: Adult Language, Adult Content, Nudity, Violence

Rating: R

Audio Format: Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, English/Spanish

Video Format: HDTV