Newly Restored

SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles

1971, 1h 37min, DCP

Newly Restored

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Pricing

General Public
$13 evening / $10.50 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

“[Melvin Van Peebles] made the most of every second, of EVERY single damn frame.”
—Barry Jenkins

Presented in tribute to the late Melvin Van Peebles, this is his groundbreaking independent film, which he produced, wrote and directed himself after his experience with Hollywood studios proved unsatisfying. It depicts a Black man on the run from police and in the process tells a number of inconvenient truths about race in America. Along the way, Van Peebles uses filming and editing techniques that still feel radical today

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