I couldn't pass up on the chance to meet one of my idols - Mr. Melvin Van Peebles. I heard he and his son, Mario Van Peebles were both visiting JustFilms at AtriumFlix, Lincoln Center. They opened the event with a live musical performance by Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative band, featuring Burnt Sugar Arkestra members. After the performance there was Q & A with Melvin and Mario Van Peebles by moderator Greg Tate. The evening was topped off with a Free screening of Mario Van Peebles' film and tribute to his father - Baadasssss! A revealing documentary about the making of his father’s groundbreaking 1971 independent film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. It was a honor to shake your hand, Mr. Peebles.
If you haven't seen this Baadasssss movie yet, go get it!